Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. September 13, 2006
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Change the Command Prompt Window
Need more lines in that Command Prompt window? You can change the window by typing in a Mode command. For example, if you need 50 lines in the window (as an example), type
mode con lines=50
and press Enter. You'll now have 50 lines available for use. If you'd like to change the window width, type (for example)
mode con cols=90
and press Enter.
When you close the window, the mode setting reverts to the default, so when you open the Command Prompt window again, it will use the default values.
To modify the default settings, right-click the Command Prompt shortcut and choose Properties. Click the Layout tab and enter a new size into the Window Size Height and Width spin boxes. Click OK to close the dialog box and record your changes.