How to Change Cursor Size for Console Window in Windows

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

For example: command prompt, PowerShell, or Linux

This tutorial will show you how to change the cursor size in a console window (ex: command prompt, PowerShell, Linux) for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

The cursor shape you set for a console window 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.

EXAMPLE: Available cursor sizes in a console window
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Here's How:

1. Open a command prompt, elevated command prompt, PowerShell, elevated PowerShell, or Linux console window you want to change the default cursor size of.

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)

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3. Click/tap on the Options tab, select (dot) the Small, Medium, or Large Cursor Size you want, and click/tap on OK to apply. (see screenshot below)

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

That's it,

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