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Windows 7: Command Prompt missing File Menu


02 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 
Command Prompt missing File Menu

Hello! Any help would be appreciated: my command prompt window does not have a file menu. I also cannot manually resize the window. I am not sure what caused this, and I have tried F1-F12 to see if that would toggle a setting, but it did not make a change. Thanks for any help!

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02 Nov 2011   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

My command prompt windows has always opened at about half height as far as I can remember. See pic below.

You can maximize it through maximize control at the upper right, but I see no reason to do it.

What do you mean by "file menu"?


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02 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The command prompt has never had a file menu, I assume you mean like this:

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I had to make that one in paint for you.

EDIT: as for resizing, I am unlimited vertically but am unable to make the the width greater than 80 characters, regardless of resolution.


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02 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
The command prompt has never had a file menu, I assume you mean like this:

Attachment 181915

I had to make that one in paint for you.

EDIT: as for resizing, I am unlimited vertically but am unable to make the the width greater than 80 characters, regardless of resolution.
That picture is what I mean, I am missing the menu with File, Edit, etc.
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02 Nov 2011   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MaxRabbit View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
The command prompt has never had a file menu, I assume you mean like this:

Attachment 181915

I had to make that one in paint for you.

EDIT: as for resizing, I am unlimited vertically but am unable to make the the width greater than 80 characters, regardless of resolution.
That picture is what I mean, I am missing the menu with File, Edit, etc.
As Sub Styler told you, he made that pic with Windows Paint to show you he knows what you mean but those menus are not nor have they ever been in Command Prompt.

Command Prompt can have up to 9999 characters in a row (I hope I had that big display ):

Command Prompt missing File Menu-commandprompt_1.png

To change properties of the Command Prompt you have to right click the Title Bar and select Properties from context menu:

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The width and hight (in characters and rows) can be chosen from Layout tab:

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Views: 8
Size:  34.5 KB

Font and font size from Font tab, background and text color from Colors tab.

Command Prompt missing File Menu-commandprompt_4.png

Kari


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02 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Okay, I'm just silly! Thanks so much, guys
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