I have been looking for ways to full screen my Git terminal screen on windows.

I tried tweaking the property settings but no luck.

I found few crazy hacks online , but could not get it to work! :(

I am at a loss to understand why I can't find an easy way to accomplish such basic thing.

  • Console applications can't be dynamically resized in Windows. – Der Hochstapler Oct 19 '13 at 20:07
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    @OliverSalzburg You can change the window's settings and cmd's defaults to use more columns though (it's in the app icon's context menu). There's no reason to continue to suffer from 80 columns. – Daniel Beck Oct 19 '13 at 20:08
  • @DanielBeck yes thats what I did, the biggest I got does not fill the screen – meda Oct 19 '13 at 20:09
  • @meda so what happens when you make it bigger? Just keep trying until the screen is full... – MattDMo Oct 19 '13 at 20:09
  • @MattDMo It wont take more the 2/3 of the screen – meda Oct 19 '13 at 20:11

In Windows I use TortoiseGit tool. for my opinion it is the simpliest way to work with repository and not to switch to another OS (Linux). Windows-friendly, I would say. there is an option to full view and you can make it in fullscreen.

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    I don't understand how this answer is relevant to the question; the asker is referring to the command-line. – Cody Stott Aug 10 '16 at 21:43
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    Also, please don't assume that people who like Windows are clueless when it comes to the command-line and prefer GUIs. That's just not a general truth. – ereOn Oct 18 '16 at 19:53

This sounds like you are using the default Windows console window for git.

Consider using a different console. One often recommended is Console2.

Another option is to use Git from Cygwin; then you can e.g. use mintty.

  • Console2 doesn't have autocomplete nor copying text from console. Not really a replacement of Linux terminal. – Tombart Dec 17 '15 at 8:21
  • @Tombart: Autocomplete is not provided by the console/terminal, but by the shell, such as bash or zsh (in practice, usually by plugins for the shell). And you can copy text, it just works a bit differently from other applications. See How to copy text from Console2? for details. – sleske Dec 17 '15 at 10:35

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