Change cmd.com default font

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  1. Posts : 481
    Windows 10 pro 1903 1862.145
       #1

    Change cmd.com default font


    I've read Brink's tutorial "How to Change Command Prompt Font and Font Size in Windows". https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...e-windows.html

    He points out that the change can only be made to apply by using a shortcut. Which means that every use of the cmd prompt which is not through a shortcut will be in the original font (and color). So, is there some way to force the system to open all calls to cmd with a master shortcut? Or maybe a Registry edit?
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  2. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #2

    What version are you on? I'm on 1709 and if I change the font it sticks (as does colour and transparency).

    Just right click on title bar > preferences > font and change it. If I close and re-open cmd the new font is remembered.

    Didn't have to do anything with shortcuts.
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  3. Posts : 481
    Windows 10 pro 1903 1862.145
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    Hully mackerel, it worked! I gave up trying to make those settings stick two years ago. Win 10 but a different computer (which later croaked).

    Do you happen to know the difference between "Defaults" and "Properties"? Rt click on title bar doesn't show "Preferences" but "Defaults" and "Properties". I went with properties.

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  4. Posts : 17,831
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    tcebob said:
    17109 / 16299.192

    Hully mackerel, it worked! I gave up trying to make those settings stick two years ago. Win 10 but a different computer (which later croaked).

    Do you happen to know the difference between "Defaults" and "Properties"? Rt click on title bar doesn't show "Preferences" but "Defaults" and "Properties". I went with properties.

    Change cmd.com default font-cmd-clip.jpg
    Clicking on 'Defaults' and OK changes the settings back to their default style, color, etc.
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  5. Posts : 3,644
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
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    That's right. Default Just like any other Windows setting, means you are setting it to the original or Default setting that comes with Windows. Properties is the Properties of the Command Prompt, where you can change the Font and Colors.
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  6. Posts : 481
    Windows 10 pro 1903 1862.145
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       #6

    Well, I previously misinterpreted Default to mean "Set the default". I stand corrected.

    Thanks all!
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  7. Posts : 92
    Windows 10
       #7

    Now you just have to find out who has access to your computer and is setting the cmd terminal background color to that horrible yellow!

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  8. Posts : 3,644
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
       #8

    That's right. Default Just like any other Windows setting, means you are setting it to the original or Default setting that comes with Windows. Properties is the Properties of the Command Prompt, where you can change the Font and Colors.
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  9. Posts : 481
    Windows 10 pro 1903 1862.145
    Thread Starter
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    The horrible yellow was a quick pick from the pallet offered by Properties, just to see if it worked. I've since modified it so I can put away my sunglasses.
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  10. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #10

    Try the "Opacity" on the colors tab. 75% is a pretty good start :)

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