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#1 SysTech Guy

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 02:54 PM

I received a new laptop at work (XP Pro) and every time I execute the command prompt, it is in full screen mode.

For example, I go to Start -> Run and within the "Open" text box I type "cmd" the entire screen is filled instead of just a window.

However, if I create a shortcut to the c:\\windws\system32\cmd.exe executable and then right click on "properties" on this icon, the "Display Options" within the "options" tab says "window" instead of "Full screen"

This is a nuisance since I have an automated script that changes IP address configuration on the laptop when it is in the internal network as opposed to the external network. When I launch this script, the output is in the command window and it is inconvenient to have this full screen instead of in a small window.

Does anyone know how I can adjust this?

It is probably something simple.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 03:24 PM

When you see the full screen mode, press ALT-ENTER to toggle it back to Window mode, then right click the title bar and set the Properties the way you want and Save the properties...

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#3 SysTech Guy

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 04:13 PM

Just what I thought....easy solution.


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