How can I make the
cmd.exe window full-screen in Windows 7?
This is a more concise way to perform the steps in @Enrique's answer. I'm posting this in case the source in his answer disappears.
- Open a command prompt (cmd.exe)
- From inside the command prompt window, run wmic
- Right-Click the title bar of the command prompt window and select Properties
- Check QuickEdit Mode
- Exit the command prompt
All subsequent launches of the command prompt will have a horizontal scroll bar and support maximizing the window.
Once these steps have been followed, I'm not sure how to return the command prompt to the original state.
What I have found necessary, is increasing the buffer size to a large enough value that it can fill the screen.
Click the icon on the top-left corner of the window
Propertiesin the menu
Heightof Screen Buffer size to a large value (if the value is not large enough,
cmd.exewill still not go fullscreen; e.g. 300 x 300)
Heightof Window size to a larger value (e.g. 160 x 55 works fine on a resolution of 1366x768; for higher resolution the value must be larger)
Now you can click the 'Maximize' icon on the top right corner (or press win+up)
You can then re-size the window if you do not want it fullscreen.