Data type Range Default value
REG_DWORD HeightWidth (in pixels) 0x000000000


Specifies the size of the font used in the command window.

The value of this entry is an 8-byte hexadecimal value. The first four bytes (high word) specify the height of characters in pixels. The last four bytes (low word) specify the width of characters in pixels.

For example, if the value of this entry is 0x000000005, characters in the command window are 12 (0xC) pixels high and 5 pixels wide. A value of 0x00000000 indicates the default character size which is 8 pixels high and 12 pixels wide.

Change method

To change the font size, 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 Font tab, and then select a size from the Size single selection list 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.

Note Image Note

The values in the registry reflect the default window settings.