NT/W2K/XP DOS windows options

Lets go over the NT/W2K/XP DOS windows options.

Open a emulated DOS window:

  • Start
  • Programs
  • Accessories
  • Command Prompt
  • Right-click on the title bar
  • Select Defaults

  • Start
  • Run
  • Open: cmd
  • Right-click on the title bar
  • Select Defaults

Select the first tab, Options. Here you can set the cursor size; display
option, either full screen or a window mode; command history; and edit options.
The Edit Options include QuickEdit mode which allows you to select and copy and
paste DOS text; insert mode; and AutoComplete mode. Command history includes
Buffer size which is the number of commands to remember so they can be recalled
by scrolling by pressing the up arrow / down arrow.

Select the second tab, Font. Here you can set the default font and font size
which selects the window size.

Select the third tab, Layout. Here you set the screen buffer size and the
windows size. By setting the screen buffer size to a higher number (mine is at
500), you buffer lines displayed and you will be able to scroll back to see
them. You can also set the windows size in colum width and lines.

Select the last tab, Colors. Here you can choose text and background colors.

Experiment with the options to fit your work habits.

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