How to change command window font in Windows

The default fonts available for Command Window in Windows Operating systems are Lucida Console and Raster Fonts. Listed below are steps for changing the command window default font in  Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista. For this demo let us try to change the font to Consolas.

Launch Registry Editor and add the following data value under

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Console\TrueTypeFont

Windows Registry - Edit String

After adding the above Consolas value the registry key values should display as shown below.

Windows Registry Editor

Then restart the sever for the changes to take effect. Now to change the Command Window font, Click on the Command Window properties and select Font tab

Properties of Command Window in Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista

and from the Font list select Consolas. Click Ok button to save the changes. The Command Window would now display the selected Font “Consolas

Change command window font in Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista



In Category: Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8

Ravi Shankar

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