Data type Range Default value
REG_DWORD Number of buffers 4


Specifies the number of history buffers allocated to store commands.

Change method

To change the number of history buffers, click the system menu icon in the title bar, and then select either Defaults to change the settings for all instances of that window, or Properties to change the current window only. Click the Options tab, and then change the Number of Buffers in the Command History group box.

Activation method

Changes made in the Properties dialog box are effective immediately. Changes made in the Defaults dialog box or in the registry are effective the next time you open a console window.

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The values in the registry reflect the default window settings.

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