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abraXas

Hi, i want to change the font size of my console app everytime i start it. this works by hand with rightclick, properties, font, size. however i want to have this done automatically. the only idea i have at this moment is with mousemove/mouseclick, which kinda sucks for a solution. is there any other way?

thanks in advance

abraxas

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colafrysen

Hi, i want to change the font size of my console app everytime i start it. this works by hand with rightclick, properties, font, size. however i want to have this done automatically. the only idea i have at this moment is with mousemove/mouseclick, which kinda sucks for a solution. is there any other way?

thanks in advance

abraxas

I am not sure this will help you, but i'll post it anyway.

When you make a shortcut to the CMD, the shortcut automatically detects that its the Command Line thus allowing you to change fonts for that specific instance of CMD.

If you start your program as a parameter in the CMD-shortcut then you will be able to set the font for the shortcut only, and leaving the normal CMD as it is.


[font="Impact"]Use the helpfile, It´s one of the best exlusive features of Autoit.[/font]http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q555375ALIBI Run - a replacement for the windows run promptPC Controller - an application for controlling other PCs[size="1"]Science flies us to the moon. Religion flies us into buildings.[/size][size="1"]http://bit.ly/cAMPZV[/size]

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colafrysen

Oh and forgot to add that you will have to use the /K or /C flag for executing a program after CMD

For example, Write this in the "Target" field when editing your shortcut:

%windir%\system32\CMD.exe /K yourprogram.exe - Carries out command and remains
%windir%\system32\CMD.exe /C yourprogram.exe - Carries out command and exits

For all parameters, write CMD /? in CMD

Edited by colafrysen

[font="Impact"]Use the helpfile, It´s one of the best exlusive features of Autoit.[/font]http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q555375ALIBI Run - a replacement for the windows run promptPC Controller - an application for controlling other PCs[size="1"]Science flies us to the moon. Religion flies us into buildings.[/size][size="1"]http://bit.ly/cAMPZV[/size]

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Mat

CMD works very differently from standard windows, that why its hard to use functions such as the control functions and I beleive send aswell.

Anyhow, it is possible. Registry tweak

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\%SystemRoot%_System32_cmd.exe
FontSize
FontFamily
FontWeight
FaceName

:D

MDiesel

edit: see below for a working version.

Edited by mdiesel

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abraXas

Wow, thanks both of you. That's what exactly what I needed.

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Mat

Anther method that includes no mouseclicks, but does use send. This is very fast though, and accurate too.

$Pid = Run ("cmd.exe")
ProcessWait ($Pid)
Send ("!{SPACE}")
Send ("p")
For $i = 1 to 9
   Send ("{TAB}")
Next
Send ("{RIGHT}")

That registry tweak doesn't appear to be working for me anymore... :D but it would appear that this is where the settings are stored. and this ones working :D

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont

MDiesel

Edit: that properties window is wierd. the console I can accept not being a normal window, but that properties one doesn't even have a class!

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colafrysen

Doesn't

For $i = 1 to 9

Send ("{TAB}")

Next

Equal

Send ("{TAB 9}")

?

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[font="Impact"]Use the helpfile, It´s one of the best exlusive features of Autoit.[/font]http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q555375ALIBI Run - a replacement for the windows run promptPC Controller - an application for controlling other PCs[size="1"]Science flies us to the moon. Religion flies us into buildings.[/size][size="1"]http://bit.ly/cAMPZV[/size]

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