Mouse Scroll Wheel or CTRL +/- to zoom text size
Another needed step to make the Cmd feel more responsive and dynamic.
This feature is now available in Windows Console, and a much smoother implementation is available in the new Windows Terminal which we encourage you to download from the Microsoft Store.
I'm using a dual monitor setup and my auxiliary monitor is a bit smaller. Sometimes I move a wsl window to it while it's doing some time consuming tasks, but it's a bit harder to read the text in it. It would be awesome to zoom it a bit with [CTRL] [+] and be able to read it from further away.
Peter Hoyt commented
Yes, I've been involved in Software Carpentry, and when teaching code by typing "LIVE" it is very important that the command window fontsize is increased for the whole room to see. This would improve the ability of baby boomers to see the difference between a period and a comma... trust me on this one. I agree also that color changing needs to be easier. Not just for aesthetics, but for color-blind learners. Perhaps even a simple set of colors pre-set that can be called for learners who claim they are e.g. 'blue-green' color-blind.
This may seem like a minor thing, but IMHO it is one of the best features of using a CLI environment. On Windows 7 I was using Cygwin, and being able to increase the font size during code reviews was pure awesomeness. The best part is that everything scales the same, which is not true when you bump the font size in an IDE or GUI editor. The ability to programmatically change the colors is also great for those times when your usual dark theme is not good (a projector in a bright room/etc).
How much work would go into making a .cmdrc parser and giving us more options for controlling the settings on the fly as well?
Rahul Thakare commented
Ctrl+ScrollWheelUp/Down to increase/decrease cmd text size which will make working with cmd easy as cutting an apple with knife.
And scrolling as well in cmd and Bash.
Many/most built in apps allow you to change the font size up/down easily by holding Ctrl and then using the scroll wheel on the mouse. It would be very useful if the new CMD allowed for the same. Sometimes reading dense outputs requires sizing up/down for easier reading.
Great for presentations too...
Keith Hill commented
Just to be clear, I assume that this would resize the window so the same number of lines/cols is maintained while resizing the font, right? Also, consider adding Ctrl+0 to return me to the default font size.
Luís Rudge commented
Joel "Jaykul" Bennett commented
Ctrl + Wheel support! Like ... you know ... visual studio, my browser, Sublime text, you know, everything! That's the key. Keyboard-only is a bonus, but "Just Say No" to sliders on the chrome ;-)
... although ... I wouldn't be opposed to the size in text, with a pop-up slider ... if you get a status bar working.
Slider zoom in the bottom right like Word 2010 would be fine with me.
There are no coincidences in this world ;)
In my original ask for these and my other features back in 2011 (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/6ea38884-8483-4956-b867-859eb666a797/please-consider-some-improvements-to-the-command-line-ui?forum=windowsdeveloperpreviewgeneral), I also suggested considering zooming the currently displayed text when the window is resized.
Having tried this on several alternate consoles/terminals, not sure if I really want this today, but the *option* to do this might be cool ;)
Thanks, we share that sentiment, exactly. And the same first name. Coincidence? :) --Rich
As I get older, my eyes are struggling to focus on tiny text.
It'd be awesome if the new Win10 console could support zooming in and out via keyboard shortcuts like [CTRL] [+] and [CTRL] [-] and via [CTRL] [mousewheel] and via touch-pinch.
We have an item on our backlog titled: "Ctrl-scroll wheel and CTRL+Plus/Minus to resize font." It's under consideration, absolutely. We can't commit to delivering any feature or functionality though. --Rich