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)

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3. 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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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.

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That's it,

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