Cmd.exe options "sticking" in strange way.
Posted on 2011-02-13
I usually modify the default properties for cmd.exe to enable QuickEdit, increase the window size, decrease the font size. However, I seeing some behavior that I'm not used to in windows 7.
if I type cmd.exe by typing it in the "search program and files" run replacement and then right click on the title bar and go to properties and make my changes there, they do stick if i open cmd.exe again from the "search program and files".
However, if I drag this same cmd.exe to my desktop, the shortcut does not have the changes. Even stranger, if I change the short cut properties, delete the short cut and drag a new cmd.exe to the desktop, my changes are still there.
I figure this was a good oportunity for somebody to educate me on how windows 7 handles shortcuts. I'm used to XP where if I deleted a short cut, it was gone, and a new one would have the default properties. Windows 7 is obviously doing something different with the storage of some of these shortcut properties.