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I noticed something on my two monitor setup: I cannot make Console any wider than the number of characters that would fit on the monitor that I have vertically aligned (so 1024px wide) even though I am running Console on the horizontal monitor (1280px wide.) Not sure if this behavior is being driven by the underlying CMD command (though Cygwin does the same.)
I would preferably like to run a little wider (ideally full screen, but I know there are some issues there related to tabs.) Any suggestions welcome. Great program by the way.
There are two things that cause that:
1. cmd would not allow to make the console window wider than the main monitor
2. official Console adheres to the same rule
Solution to 1 is from Console to View > Console Window, from the opened window's system menu, Properties > Font and choose a TrueType font of a very small size (5pt works too). WARNING: don't go too wide - couple times Console crashed when pushed to 3000px range.
The only solution to 2, I'm aware of is my unofficial build from http://kirill.ca
Thanks Kirill. I installed what appears to be you latest build, 148.2. I still get limited by the width, but it appears I can get a little wider than before, wider than the width of the vertically aligned monitor. I'll take the extra space.
I've run into this problem, and it's a limitation of CMD.EXE. The max width can only be as large as the resolution of the monitor on which the application is launched (your primary #1 monitor in display settings). So the easy way to fix it is to change the order of your primary monitor.
We're not talking about the CMD limitation. Console has currently another limitation on dual-head setups.
First review this article:
In ConsoleView.cpp:GetMaxRect(), we should replace this:
For something based on this: