Friday, January 22, 2010

Windows Cmd Tuning

If you are searching where are the command prompt properties saved for the respective title, the answer is look in registry under 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console'.

So I've deleted all custom setups, because I hate when I setup something for command prompt and then when script will change the title or there is different title (btw. you can change it in script with command 'title'), the prompt is not setup how I would like. I've decided to edit the default setting rather (values of key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console').

  • Buffer Size : 500
  • Number of Buffers : 4
  • Discard Old Duplicates : true
  • QuickEdit Mode : true
  • Insert Mode : true
  • AutoComplete : true
  • Font : Lucida Console 14
  • Screen Buffer Size - Width : 150
  • Screen Buffer Size - Height : 9999
  • Window Size - Width : 150
  • Window Size - Height : 50

Useful tips:

  • Open Command Window Here - from XP PowerToys
  • F7 pops up command history
  • drag & drop files or folder to command prompt will inserts the path

See also: #1 #2.