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How to Customize Command Prompt Window Position in Windows

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A command prompt is an entry point for typing computer commands in the Command Prompt window. By typing commands at the command prompt, you can perform tasks on your computer without using the Windows graphical interface.

This tutorial will show you how to customize the default window position a command prompt opens at by default for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
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If you set a custom window position for a command prompt, it will only be applied to the specific command prompt shortcut that opened it.


Here's How:

1. Open a command prompt or elevated command prompt using the shortcut or location you want to apply a custom window position to.

2. Do step 3 (default system position) or step 4 (custom position) below for what you want to do.


 3. To Let System Position Window for Command Prompt

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Right click or press and hold on the title bar of the command prompt, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

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B) Click/tap on the Layout tab, check the Let system position windows box, click/tap on OK, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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 4. To Set Custom Window Position for Command Prompt

A) Move the command prompt window to the position you want on your display.

B) Right click or press and hold on the title bar of the command prompt, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

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C) Click/tap on the Layout tab, uncheck the Let system position windows box if it's not already unchecked, click/tap on OK, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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5. When finished, you can close the command prompt if you like.



That's it,
Shawn


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