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I changed properties like screen length and buffer size of my cmd.exe (in system32). I expected changes to last for all instances, but the following is happening:

  • any execution from within the system32 folder and from start->run is fine

  • any shortcut in the taskbar or anywhere else yields default values for attributes; the screen is smaller than I set and the buffer is default size

This is not expected behaviour. It hinders me from constructing shortcuts where I need them to start a cmd with the sizes I want. What is wrong here? Thanks.

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Each shortcut uses it's own layout settings stored in a different registry key under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console. So you need to set the sizes you want for each shortcut.

This can be done manually or through a script (written by you).

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