JSI Tip 0336 - Configure the Console via the registry.

You can configure the Console using the Console applet in Control Panel.

To configure the Console using the registry, edit:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console

 Value   Type   Default   D e s c r i p t i o n 
 CursorSize   REG_DWORD   25%   The percentage of the character cell occupied by the cursor. The valid entries are 25% (small), 50% (medium), and 100% (large). 
 FullScreen   REG_DWORD   0   Valid entries are 0 (Windowed) and 1 (Full Screen). 
 FaceName   REG_SZ   none   Alternate command window font name. If blank, a raster font is used. 
 FontFamily   REG_DWORD   0   Font type. 0=raster, 48=TrueType. 
 FontSize   REG_DWORD   0x00000000   This is an 8 character hex number, representing pixel height / pixel width. The default (0x00000000) is 8x12 and an entry of 0x000C0005 is 12x5. 
 FontWeight   REG_DWORD   0   0 is the default weight of the chosen font. 
 HistoryBufferSize   REG_DWORD   50   The number of commands that can be stored in each command buffer. 
 InsertMode   REG_DWORD   0   0=overtype, 1=insert. 
 NumberOfHistoryBuffers   REG_DWORD   4   Number of command buffers. 
 PopupColors   REG_DWORD   0x000000F5   8 character hex representing backround color / text color. 
 QuickEdit   REG_DWORD   0   0=User must use commands to cut & paste, 1=User can use the mouse to cut & paste. 
 ScreenBufferSize   REG_DWORD   0x00190050   8 character hex represents lines of text / character per line. The default is 25 lines of 80 characters. 
 ScreenColors   REG_DWORD   0x000000007   8 character hex representing backround color / text color. 
 WindowSize   REG_DWORD   0x00190050   8 character hex represents lines of text / character per line. The default is 25 lines of 80 characters. 
 WindowPosition   REG_DWORD   none   If not present, the system selects a position. 8 character hex representing y / x. 

For each console configuration that you save, a sub-key is created with the name of the window. This sub-key has the same value entries as the Console key. You do this by right clicking the title bar of the command window and choosing Properties.

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