Change Default Console Window Size in Windows  

    Change Default Console Window Size in Windows

    Change Default Console Window Size in Windows

    How to Change Default Console Window Size in Windows
    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    28 May 2020
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Change Default Console Window 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 window size a console window opens with by default for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    If you set a custom window size for a console window, it 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 apply a custom window size to.

    You could also just directly right click on the console window shortcut or file, click/tap on Properties, and go to step 4 below.


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

    Change Default Console Window Size in Windows-command_prompt_window_size-drag.png

    3 Right click or press and hold on the title bar of the console window, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

    Change Default Console Window Size in Windows-command_prompt_window_size-1.png

    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)

    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.

    Change Default Console Window Size in Windows-command_prompt_window_size-2.png


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 146
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Insider Preview Build 18875.1000 20H1
       #1

    Powershell Window properties changes not permanent


    Unfortunately any changes that you make in Properties do not "stick" i.e. they are not permanent.

    I've been trying to figure out how to do it permanently for years!
    Last edited by thewizardoz; 28 May 2020 at 22:56. Reason: Spelling
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  2. Posts : 64,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    thewizardoz said:
    Unfortunately any changes that you make in Properties do not "stick" i.e. they are not permanent.

    I've been trying to figure out how to do it permanently for years!
    Hello mate,

    Normally, the settings you make will only stick to the specific shortcut or location you open the console from.
      My Computers


 

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