Introduction: Fullscreen CMD

I've found it frustrating at times when I needed CMD in fullscreen for better visibility of the information displayed, but was not able to put it in fullscreen. If you didn't know, when clicking the "maximize" button, the CMD window only maximizes vertically, not horizontaly. After playing around with CMD, I have found a way to put it in fullscreen.

Step 1: Take Note of the Resolution of Your Screen

In the control panel, go to display, then click on resolution. There, you can see the resolution of your display. Take note of the width. For me, it is 1366.

Step 2: Open the Properties Tab

Open CMD, and then right-click on the frame (the orange part in the picture, not the black) and select properties.

Step 3: Calculate the Screen Buffer Size

In the properties window, go to the font tab and take note of the font width, generally 8. Now, take your screen width and divide it by 8. For me 1366÷8=170.75. If you get a decimal number, just round it up, so 171 in my case.

Step 4: Fullscreen

Now click on OK and maximize the window. It will now take up your whole screen.

Comments

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mukeem789 (author)2016-03-14

awesome

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asdxc (author)2015-11-26

Is that a wallpaper?(the Google)

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PJMOR (author)asdxc2015-11-26

Yup. If you want it, here it is:

http://wallpaperbeta.com/wallpaper_3840x2160/google_search_system_stuff_ultra_3840x2160_hd-wallpaper-270925.jpg

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I_boom5245 (author)2015-10-10

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THX SO MUCH

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PJMOR (author)I_boom52452015-10-20

Happy I could help.

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Newton (author)2015-07-20

An easier method, for me anyway, is to simply type "mode 800" in cmd and then just maximize the window.

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abdulashakur (author)Newton2015-10-20

thats great

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PJMOR (author)Newton2015-07-20

An easy alternative, true, but I prefer to do the work once and have it done automatically after that.

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Mr_ MikaS (author)2015-09-16

If you want it to be automatic for any computer running your batch file, the code is:

Mode con lines=300

Mode con cols=300

I will explain these in a intermediate Batch command list if you guys want one.

If you want one look at my comment on my Basic Batch command list.

Link: https://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Batch-command-list/

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I_boom5245 (author)Mr_ MikaS2015-10-10

Cool thx

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R3 SolucionesR (author)2015-08-18

Run cmd, press ALT+ENTER. Works in XP.

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PJMOR (author)R3 SolucionesR2015-08-19

Worked in XP, but Microsoft removed the feature in newer versions of their OS for reasons unknown to me.

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rafununu (author)2015-07-22

Right click

Properties

Full screen

That's it !

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PJMOR (author)rafununu2015-07-22

Are you sure that option exists? I really can't seem to find it.

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youssefj1 (author)PJMOR2015-08-05

it used to be an option until window XP , then they removed it in vista , along with the ability to run 16 bits games in fullscreen ( luckily this can be fixed with dosbox )

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PJMOR (author)youssefj12015-08-05

I wonder why they did that. It never hurts to have extra features.

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devicemodder (author)2015-08-02

CTRL ALT F1-F6. oh wait, this isn't linux.

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juanbill (author)2015-07-28

Simple but elegant solution!!!

Thanks!!!!

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nancyjohns (author)2015-07-21

What?!?!?! Awesome! It's so annoying when you cant make it full screen. Thanks for sharing.

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EthanJ1 (author)2015-07-20

You can always always type in "mode 800" or "mode 1000" and it will full screen it but I understand doing it your way so u only have to do it once

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MathiasK1 (author)2015-07-20

nice - thx

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bondiliy (author)2015-07-20

nyc. one...

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Gaglioti (author)2015-07-19

Thank you. Always learning something new.

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velocity173 (author)2015-07-18

worked a treat!

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Granzeier (author)2015-07-17

Nice detective work Sherlock. Thanks for the information.

This used to drive me a little nuts.

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JavaProgrammer (author)2015-07-17

Cool! very useful.

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