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Windows 7: cmd.exe, share setting

11 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
cmd.exe, share setting

Hi, the problem I have is that cmd.exe has different setting depending on how it's launched.

If I launch it directly or from the search box it will take its setting from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\%SystemRoot%_system32_cmd.exe
If I launch if from the shortcut in the start menu its setting will be from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\Command Processor
If I launch if from a pinned shortcut it will be from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console

Is there a way to have it always use the same settings?
I'm using Win7 64bits

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11 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64

Found a partial solution.

You simply have to use Defaults instead of Properties in the context menu.
The only problem that remains is if you ever have used Properties before there seems to be no way to make it use the Default settings instead. (even deleting the registry key doesn't work)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64

Turns out that the shortcuts to cmd.exe have their own setting stored in them, so by deleting the shortcuts and creating new ones you can get them to use the defaults settings.
If you changed the setting of cmd.exe in system32 or syswow64 you will have to delete the keys under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console for them to use the default values.
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