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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 change the default window size a command prompt opens with by default for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
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If you set a custom window size for a command prompt, it will only be applied to the specific command prompt 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 or elevated command prompt using the shortcut or location you want to apply a custom window size to.
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You could also just directly right click on the command prompt shortcut or file, click/tap on Properties, and go to step 4 below.

2. Drag the borders of the command prompt window to the size you want. (see screenshot below)

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3. 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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4. Click/tap on the Layout tab, make any width and height adjustments you want for Windows Size, and click/tap on OK to apply. (see screenshot below)
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The Window Preview box will show you a preview of your adjustments to see if that is what you want before you click/tap on OK to apply.

The width size you set under Window Size will also be applied to the width size under Screen Buffer Size.
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That's it,
Shawn


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