How to change _buffer_ size of console window (or can runas inherit console props)?


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Alex Blekhman

Hello,

I'm regular to work with console window that is 100 cols x 40 lines.
Console buffer is taller: 100 x 300. So, I have vertical scroll bar on
console window. Now, when I run 'runas' command, then new console is
open with default size, i.e.: 80x25.

I can use 'mode con' command, but it influences only buffer size while
window size try to occupy as mach screen as possible.

Is there any possibility to set console window size and buffer size
separately? Alternatively, can I cause 'runas' command to propagate
current console settings to new process?

Thanks in advance
Alex
 
M

Matthias Tacke

Alex said:
Hello,

I'm regular to work with console window that is 100 cols x 40 lines.
Console buffer is taller: 100 x 300. So, I have vertical scroll bar on
console window. Now, when I run 'runas' command, then new console is
open with default size, i.e.: 80x25.

I can use 'mode con' command, but it influences only buffer size while
window size try to occupy as mach screen as possible.

Is there any possibility to set console window size and buffer size
separately? Alternatively, can I cause 'runas' command to propagate
current console settings to new process?
Hallo Alex,
consetbuffer from Frank P.Westlake will do that.
Get it here: http://gearbox.maem.umr.edu/fwu/

----------------------------------------------------------------------
C:\>consetbuffer /?
Version 1.0, Copyright (C)2000, 2001 Frank P. Westlake
Sets the dimensions of the console buffer in columns and lines.

ConSetBuffer [/X|C|W=columns] [/Y|L|H=lines]

/X Specify the number of columns for the buffer width.
/C and /W are the same as /X.
/Y Specify the number of lines for the buffer height.
/L and /H are the same as /Y.

If either dimension is smaller than the applicable window dimension, the window
will be adjusted.

If neither argument is present, the current settings will be printed. The
dimensions will be taken from the standard error device (STDERR) so that the
correct values will be read when used with the FOR command. Nothing is written
to STDERR so to ensure that the correct values are obtained, do not redirect
STDERR. To save the dimensions in a batch program, use the following:

FOR /F "tokens=2,4 delims== " %%A in ('ConSetBuffer') Do (
Set Columns=%%A
Set Lines=%%B
)
 
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David Wang [Msft]

It is actually just some registry key settings located at HKCU\Console. I
basically have a .REG file that sets up my cmd console window to exactly
what I want (window size, font, buffer size, color, quick edit, etc), and I
make sure to run that .REG file using all user accounts once. From now on,
all consoles opened by these users are exactly the same -- even when I use
RUNAS. And when I forget or run on a new system, I have the .REG file
shared on a public read UNC share so I am always one command away from
having my console settings.

--
//David
IIS
http://blogs.msdn.com/David.Wang
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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Matthias said:
Hallo Alex,
consetbuffer from Frank P.Westlake will do that.
Get it here: http://gearbox.maem.umr.edu/fwu/
Thanks!
 
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Matthias Tacke

David said:
It is actually just some registry key settings located at HKCU\Console. I
basically have a .REG file that sets up my cmd console window to exactly
what I want (window size, font, buffer size, color, quick edit, etc), and I
make sure to run that .REG file using all user accounts once. From now on,
all consoles opened by these users are exactly the same -- even when I use
RUNAS. And when I forget or run on a new system, I have the .REG file
shared on a public read UNC share so I am always one command away from
having my console settings.
I agree with that David.

There might be additional subkeys, this batch lists them with sizes.
(Requires reg.exe)

::ConsoleSizes.cmd::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
@echo off
setlocal
echo Window_X*Y_^|_Buffer_X*Y_^|_App-key_____________________________
for /F "tokens=1-2,*" %%A in (
'reg query hkcu\console /s^|findstr "\ ScreenBufferS WindowS"') do (
if "%%B" NEQ "REG_DWORD" (set "HKCUCon=%%A %%B %%C"&set "SBS="&SET "WS=")
if "%%A" EQU "ScreenBufferSize" set "SBS=%%C"
if "%%A" EQU "WindowSize" set "WS=%%C" & call :display)
goto :eof
:display
set /A "WSW=WS&0xffff, WSH=WS>>16"
set "WSW= %WSW%"&set "WSH=%WSH% "
set /A "SBW=SBS&0xffff, SBH=SBS>>16"
set "SBW= %SBW%"&set "SBH=%SBH% "
set "HKCUCon=%HKCUCon:HKEY_CURRENT_USER=HKCU%"
echo/%WSW:~-5%*%WSH:~,5%^|%SBW:~-5%*%SBH:~,5% ^| %HKCUCon%
::ConsoleSizes.cmd::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

HTH
 

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