Is there any way to add left padding for windows cmd (Windows 10)? The output comes right after the windows border and sometimes it is hard to see the output clearly.

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  • A program could manually do padding (print a space before each line, for example) but I don't know of any way in conhost.exe (the terminal emulator program that hosts all command-line programs, of which cmd.exe is merely one such). – CBHacking Feb 13 '17 at 5:51
  • No answer here to your question, but some workarounds: Option 1) Place the CMD window on top of a MS Paint window with a black background. You still get the border, but the overall color contrast may be easier on the eyes. Option number 2) Press Alt-Space. Choose Properties. Look for options to change the font. (See if you can adjust the font, the font size, and any option about making a font bold.) Those are the easy options. Option 3) Try other software, like PuTTY and/or SyncTerm, along with a server (running locally, listening on localhost's address(es)) – TOOGAM Feb 13 '17 at 7:56
  • It would be easier to read if you change your colour scheme ... – DavidPostill Feb 13 '17 at 13:49
  • Thanks, I have changed the color and font, but I would have been great if windows have an option for this in the cmd properties. Conemu is great and i use it now, but sadly it is not supported by the IDE geany that generates cmd output. – srisar Feb 14 '17 at 3:38

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