If you run MS-DOS applications or access the Command Prompt within a MS-DOS box window, there is a way to increase the default small window size to display more content. Therefore, this technical brief will help you create a larger and scrollable MS-DOS window box so you can easily see and access more text.
Increasing The Size And Settings Of The MS-DOS Window
- Begin by first clicking on the Start Button.
- Then click on the Run Icon, which will open up the Run Menu for you.
- Locate the white area of the screen next to the word Open: in the Run Menu.
- For Windows 98 and Windows ME, type the word Command. For Windows XP, type the word CMD.
- When you click on the OK button, Windows will launch the MS-DOS prompt window.
- Right click on the Title Bar and then select Properties at the bottom of the menu that appears.
- Then click on the Layout Tab located at the top of the properties screen.
- Now locate the Screen Buffer Size area and change the Width and Height parameters accordingly.
- For example if you increase the Width size, a scroll bar appears allowing you to scroll to the right.
- You can also increase the MS-DOS Window size itself by increasing the Width and Height settings.
- When you have finished adjusting your settings, click on the OK button to save your changes.
- You'll be asked to apply them to the current window or to all future windows with the same title.
- Make your selection and then click on the OK button to exit the Apply Properties window.
Note: This Technical Brief Will Work For All Operating Systems Including Windows XP.