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How to Increase a Command-Prompt Window Size

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SUMMARY
You can modify the size of a Windows NT command-prompt window with the MODE command-line utility. However, note that it is possible to create a window size that is larger than your screen can display.
MORE INFORMATION
To modify the vertical size of a command-prompt window:
  • At a command prompt, type mode con lines=x, and then press ENTER.
To modify the horizontal size of a command-prompt window:
  • At a command prompt, type mode con cols=x, and then press ENTER.
NOTE: In both examples, x represents the number of lines or columns to display.
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Article ID: 216167 - Last Review: 11/01/2006 04:54:00 - Revision: 2.1

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