Powershell launches with very small font RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have Windows 10 for Enterprise running on Surface Pro 3. When I launch PowerShell, the resulting console is very small and has a tiny font and, whilst screen resolution is set to 2160x1440, launching cmd.exe delivers a much more usable font and window size by default.


    Lee Flight

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:02 PM


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  • LeeFlight,

    You can change the size of the font by opening an elevated PowerShell window and clicking on the icon at the top of the left side of the title bar.  Select Properties then click on the Font tab.  From here you can change the size as well as the font type.

    Hope this helps!


    Windows Outreach Team – IT Pro

    Windows for IT Pros on TechNet

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:39 PM
  • On Surface Pro 3, Windows 8.1, Powershell reverts back to the tiny font size next time it is opened.
    Sunday, December 7, 2014 8:17 PM
  • Doesn't work on a Surface Pro 3.  Changing the font produces no noticeable change in the font size.
    Sunday, April 5, 2015 5:02 AM
  • http://i.imgur.com/wN7nWxq.png
    Sunday, April 5, 2015 5:04 AM
  • I have exactly the same problem on Windows 8.1 desktop. I can use the steps Mike mentioned above to change the colours of the window, but the window loads with the right size for a microsecond then resizes to tiny and switches to a raster font, exactly like what LeeFlight is experiencing. Highly frustrating and it's making it unusable. I have to edit the size each time I open a new shell.


    Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:50 AM