NT Condole Window Font

Posted on 2006-05-06
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I wondered, since with the "@color" (then two digits) command
you can change the background and text colours of a command
window (only for that instance because you specified @color)

The question is - can you also change the font this way?

That standard font is horrible!

I do NOT want to touch the registry as per this example:

If it means copying a small EXE to system32 just to do it,
(like, I dunno, "fonts.exe" if such a thing even exists?)
whilst it runs thats fine, I can delete any exe file afterwards.

Ideally I could do with Arial but somehow I cant imagine
a console window looking so nice. Can't beat that Arial

PS sorry I am asking a lot recently, I do plan on answering
again sometime soon :$
Question by:EE33
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    + its not Condole its CONSOLE!
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    Unfortunately, the Console API ( does not offer a different way. This is a system-wide setting that you can alter only through the registry (at least programmatically) up to XP. 'Vista' (aka 'Longhorn') will have 'SetCurrentConsoleFontEx()' (, but that's still future...

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