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Windows 7: How do I change Windows console font

16 Jan 2013   #1
CharlesKuo

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How do I change Windows console font

Hi all,

I used to set the Windows console font from the default to Consolas. I just did a clean install of Windows 7 Pro x64 on my laptop very recently, and there are very few application programs on it. I'd like to do the same and change the console font to Consolas.

I was going to follow what I did before (which I found on the Internet) by adding a registry entry to the location
Quote:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont
with value name "00" and value data "Consolas". But I went to that registry location only to find out the registry (with name and data exactly as above) was already there. Also, there was another entry for Lucida Console with value name "0" and value data "Lucida Console"

So I simply opened up cmd.exe and checked the Properties/Font section, neither of the above two fonts showed up as a font option. More strangely, even if I change the font size there, after I restart cmd.exe, the font size goes back to the default.

Is there any other place where I need to add a registry entry or modify any settings? Does anyone know how to fix this?

Thanks very much for any help.


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16 Jan 2013   #2
SnackCabinet

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Follow Option One in this tutorial - Fonts - Change
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17 Jan 2013   #3
CharlesKuo

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SnackCabinet View Post
Follow Option One in this tutorial - Fonts - Change
Thanks for the reply.

But which item should I change font for in order to change the Windows console font?
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17 Jan 2013   #4
SnackCabinet

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I'm sorry. I missread it. You'll need to do this:

  1. Open up Command Prompt
  2. Right-click Command Prompts window
  3. Click "Properties"
  4. Select the "Font" tab
  5. Then choose Consolas
  6. Finally, press "okay."
There you go! You're command prompt now is using the font "Consolas."


NOTE: I noticed that Windows 7 already had Consolas in my Registry. I assume Windows 7 does that automatically.
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17 Jan 2013   #5
CharlesKuo

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SnackCabinet View Post
I'm sorry. I missread it. You'll need to do this:

  1. Open up Command Prompt
  2. Right-click Command Prompts window
  3. Click "Properties"
  4. Select the "Font" tab
  5. Then choose Consolas
  6. Finally, press "okay."
There you go! You're command prompt now is using the font "Consolas."


NOTE: I noticed that Windows 7 already had Consolas in my Registry. I assume Windows 7 does that automatically.
This is exactly what my problem was. When I am in the "Font" tab, Consolas just does not show up as an option there...
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17 Jan 2013   #6
SnackCabinet

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Are you on an Administrative account? Could I have a screen shot of your Registry key?
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17 Jan 2013   #7
CharlesKuo

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SnackCabinet View Post
Are you on an Administrative account? Could I have a screen shot of your Registry key?
I am on an Administrative account, (and there's no other user account on my machine). I attached a screenshot of my registry.

Again, thanks for all the tries to help me.


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17 Jan 2013   #8
SnackCabinet

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I know I didn't ask this before, but may I ask you to take a picture of your CMD properties? Try to run it as administrative.
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17 Jan 2013   #9
CharlesKuo

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SnackCabinet View Post
I know I didn't ask this before, but may I ask you to take a picture of your CMD properties? Try to run it as administrative.
Here it is. I ran it as administrator.


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17 Jan 2013   #10
SnackCabinet

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I'm researching now... I'm trying my best to help you. I don't see why this isn't working. I know you've most-likely already tried this but, have you restarted your computer? I know Consolas is a default font, but be sure to check if you have it in your system fonts.
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