Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When I use full screen of command line prompt (cmd.exe) in windows it gets very blurry and runs in inappropriate resolution. Is there a way around to fix this so the full screen cmd.exe is sharp and clean looking.

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

When you enable "Full screen", Windows actually switches the display to a text mode of resolution 80x50 or 80x25. It does not support Linux-style framebuffer consoles, nor "fake" full-screen modes. The nearest you can get is to enlarge the console window to cover most of the screen. (The Console wrapper may be useful.)

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.