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    Enable or Disable Scroll Forward in Console Window in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Scroll Forward in Console Window in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Scroll Forward in Console Window in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    10 May 2021
    Designer Media Ltd

    How to Enable or Disable Scroll Forward in Console Window in Windows 10


    A console (or "terminal) is an application that provides I/O to character-mode applications.

    For example: command prompt, PowerShell, or Linux

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18298, when you open the properties page of any Console window, you will notice an additional Terminal tab containing several new settings for some experimental features.

    When Scroll Forward is enabled (default state), the Console can scroll anywhere within the Console’s buffer, even below the most recent row of text displayed.

    When Scroll Forward is disabled, the Console will not allow scrolling below the last line output, similar to how most *NIX terminals work.

    See also: New Experimental Console Features Windows Command Line Tools For Developers

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable scroll forward in a console window (ex: command prompt, PowerShell, Linux) for your account in Windows 10.

    When you enable or disable Scroll Forward for a console window, it will only be applied to the specific console window shortcut that opened it.

    For example, command prompt opened via Win+X menu VS Run (Win+R) dialog. Each location would have its own settings.




    Here's How:

    1 Open a command prompt, elevated command prompt, PowerShell, elevated PowerShell, or Linux console window you want to enable or disable scroll forward for.

    You could also just directly right click on the console window shortcut or file, click/tap on Properties, and go to step 3 below.


    2 Right click or press and hold on the title bar of the console window, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Scroll Forward in Console Window in Windows 10-console_window_scroll_forward-1.png

    3 Click/tap on the Terminal tab, check (disable) or uncheck (enable - default) Disable Scroll-Forward for what you want under the Terminal Scrolling settings, and click/tap on OK to apply. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Scroll Forward in Console Window in Windows 10-console_window_scroll_forward-2.png

    4 You can now close the console window if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink






  1. Posts : 7,920
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
       #1

    I can't scroll back many lines for some reason and I don't see the scroll option in v1809 e.g.
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  2. Posts : 69,373
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Steve,

    I'm afraid this feature is only available starting with build 18298.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 46
    many
       #3

    Only if you have Console V2 enabled. Legacy (V1) doesn't support.

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console]
    "ForceV2"=dword:00000001 ; 0 V1/Legacy style but UseDx works
    "UseDx"=dword:00000000 ; 1 only For old V1, crash if ForceV2
    "VirtualTerminalLevel"=dword:00000001 ; VT100/ANSI Only if V2

    VirtualTerminalLevel enables ANSI/VT100

    Cheers
      My Computer


 

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