Windows – CMD.EXE limits windows size to screen size

command linemultiple-monitorswindows 7

Is there any way to get a command window larger than the monitor (screen) size. I have multiple monitor, so the desktop size is wider that the monitor, but even after using MODE CON COLS=300, CMD.EXE won't let the window size be dragged larger than the monitor size. It adds scroll bars instead!

I suspect the answer is NO!

Best Answer

Unless things have changed from Windows Vista to Seven, you can right-click on the command window title bar, choose Properties, then Layout tab, and fiddle with the Screen Buffer Size and Window Size settings. I can make the window larger than my monitor screen/desktop that way, and generally make an unusable mess if I try.