Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Full screen Command Prompt on Windows 8

When you work with development environments where you needs to interact with command line debugging tools then it becomes very annoying work on Windows 7 and Windows 8 Command prompt window, because by default it opens a very small sized windows and you can not directly maximize them. However you can set manual width and height from properties but again its annoying job because once you have setup manually it won't save settings permanently. Hence here is another way you can use.

1) Open Command Prompt (Cmd)
2) Type "wmic" and hit Enter
3) Press "Alt + Space + X" and hit Enter
4) Type "quit"

This trick simply opens Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line utility which allows you to work in full screen mode. However if you want truly full screen Command prompt then must try Dos emulators like "DOSBox" etc.

* Note : - use all commands without double quotes.