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)

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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.

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

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That's it,
Shawn


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