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A few links on modifying Windows console (cmd.exe) appearance and behaviour (registry settings, commands, etc)

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/09/14

For my own link archive:

Modify cmd.exe properties using the command prompt – Stack Overflow.


  • mode con: cols=XX lines=YY
  • HKLM and HKCU keys Software\Microsoft\Command Processor\CompletionChar with values like CompletionChar and PathCompletionChar

windows – How to change Screen buffer size in DOS Command Prompt from batch script – Stack Overflow.

On setting the cmd.exe parameters through the registry

  • values like ScreenBufferSize and WindowSize
  • setting the values from the .NET Console class with properties like WindowWidth, BufferWidth and BufferHeight

Microsoft Windows XP – Configure the command prompt.

On setting it through the properties for your console prompt.

For Batch – Where is CMD.EXE options stored?.

On setting the registry values for various console window titles.


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