Command Prompt in fullscreen

How to use Command Prompt in fullscreen on Windows 10

If you use Command Prompt, you should use it in true fullscreen mode, and here's how to do it.

In previous versions, you’re able to use Command Prompt in fullscreen mode, but after Windows XP, for some odd reason, the feature was removed, and you were only able to stretch the console as big as the maximum size allowed by the “Maximize” button.

However, on Windows 10, the true fullscreen mode for Command Prompt is back, and it allows you to use the console without showing the title bar just like in the old days.

In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to use Command Prompt in fullscreen mode. (You can also use these steps to use PowerShell or Linux Bash in fullscreen mode.)

How to open Command Prompt in fullscreen

To use Command Prompt in fullscreen and hiding the title bar use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Command Prompt and click the top result to open the experience.

  3. Press the Alt + Enter keyboard shortcut.

Once you’ve completed the steps, you can start using Command Prompt in true fullscreen mode just like in the good old days of Windows XP.

To exit fullscreen mode use the Alt + Enter keyboard shortcut again.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.