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    Change Console Window Font and Font Size in Windows

    Change Console Window Font and Font Size in Windows

    How to Change Console Window Font and Font Size in Windows
    Published by Category: General Tips
    22 Dec 2018
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    How to Change Console Window Font and Font Size 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 default font and font size used by a console window (ex: command prompt, PowerShell, Linux) for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    The font and font size 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.




    Here's How:

    1. Open a command prompt, elevated command prompt, PowerShell, elevated PowerShell, or Linux console window you want using the shortcut or location you want to change the font and font size 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)

    Change Console Window Font and Font Size in Windows-command_prompt_font-1.png

    3. Click/tap on the Font tab, select the font size (default "16") you want, select the font (default "Consolas") you want, check or uncheck (default) Bold fonts for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)

    You can see a preview of your font changes at the bottom to see if you like it or not before clicking on OK to apply.

    Change Console Window Font and Font Size in Windows-command_prompt_font-2.png Change Console Window Font and Font Size in Windows-command_prompt_font-3.png

    4. When finished, you can close the console window if you like. (see screenshot below)

    Change Console Window Font and Font Size in Windows-command_prompt_font-4.png


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 357
    Windows 10
       #1

    That doesn't work for .bat files, got any ideas?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,684
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
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       #2

    Hello @rdwray,

    I just tested on my system, and it was working for me.

    What I did was run the .bat file with a "Pause" command in it. This way I could adjust the properties how I wanted, click on OK, and close the command prompt. Afterwards, you can remove the "Pause" command from it.
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  3. Posts : 357
    Windows 10
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello @rdwray,

    I just tested on my system, and it was working for me.

    What I did was run the .bat file with a "Pause" command in it. This way I could adjust the properties how I wanted, click on OK, and close the command prompt. Afterwards, you can remove the "Pause" command from it.
    Hello Brink, well the joke is on me. I changed the font through the "Default" settings and it did not work. I went to "Properties" and now it is working.
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  4. Posts : 357
    Windows 10
       #4

    A strange thing happened, I had set the "Default" to 38 and the "Properties" and "Properties" took the lead setting "Font" to 18. I just ran a batch file and the font was set to 38, so apparently, both "Default" and "Properties" must be set to make this work.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,684
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Defaults never did anything for me other than be a reference.

    Normally, you should only need to set Properties.
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  6. Posts : 357
    Windows 10
       #6

    Brink said:
    Normally,
    And who said I was normal?????
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,684
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
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       #7

    LOL, I can certainly relate to that.
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  8. thomaseg1's Avatar
    Posts : 9,324
    Windows 10 Professional (x64) Version 2004 19041.264 & version 2004 build 19631.1000
       #8

    Didn't work in POWERSHELL ISE....but go to tools/options and there you can change fonts and colors
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  9. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,684
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
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       #9

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