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Archive for June 27th, 2014

Changing the Windows Console Height/Width and screen buffer Height/Width

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/06/27

Console settings are kept in the registry.

The default settings are under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console in the DWORD values ScreenBufferSize and WindowSize.


  • buffer height/width 9999/120 is hex value 0x270f0078 in ScreenBufferSize (default 300 x 80 "ScreenBufferSize"=dword:012c0050").
  • Window height/width 69/120 is hex value 0x00500078 in WindowSize (default 25 x 80 "WindowSize"=dword:00190050).

Depending on the window title, settings specific window title (console window name) are in additional keys under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console; each key has the name of the “console window name” with two twists:

  1. backslashes are replaced by underscores.
  2. your Windows directory is replaced with %SystemRoot%

So if your console window name is C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe, the key name is HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\%SystemRoot%_system32_cmd.exe Read the rest of this entry »

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