Starting Windows 8.1, console settings are stored in the microsoft profile associated with the account and synchronized between all PCs.

In my case, I own different devices with different DPI settings : on my notebook, I use a 200% scale, so my console font will be 24pt or more, and on my regular desktop pc, I still use the default font size.

I store my settings using the "default" settings screen from the console title bar.

But because my settings are synchronized on each devices, each time I change device, my settings are overwritten.

I know that I can disable application settings synchronization globally, but I still want this feature enabled for other settings.

So my question is : can we disable settings synchronization/storage between devices for a specific app ?

I have already looked into registry, there are keys under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\Namespace\Windows\CommandPrompt but they only set the last time settings were changed, I suppose to detect if new settings must be applied/saved.

  • One of the toggles here has to be responsible, perhaps "Other Windows settings". I don't think it's possible to get any more fine-grained than that and not sync just the console related settings. – Karan May 20 '15 at 10:14
  • you are right, but I am still interested in synchronizing other settings. – tbolon May 20 '15 at 10:15
  • it seems I have found a wat to disable synchronization with the registry key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\SyncData\ReportNamespace\windows\commandprompt by setting the key RemoteInterest to 0. I will post the solution if tests are positive. – tbolon May 20 '15 at 10:21
  • Sounds interesting; let us know the results. – Karan May 20 '15 at 17:28

Finally it seems I have found a solution by myself.

In the registry, there are keys under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\SyncData\ReportNames‌​pace with values named RemoteInterest set to 1.

It appears that if you set this setting to 0, the SyncSetting service will not try to apply remote settings anymore.

So, I have just set this value to 0 in the HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\SyncData\ReportNames‌​pace\windows\commandprompt key on my both PCs, and now the font-size seems to be no more overwritten.

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