Data type



Position Maximum: 0x7FFF7FFF


Specifies the position of the command window on the user's screen.

The value of this entry is an 8-byte hexadecimal value. The first four bytes (high word) represent the position of the window on the X (horizontal) axis. The last four bytes (low word) represent the position of the window on the Y (vertical) axis.

Change method

To change the window position, click the system menu icon in the title bar, and then select either Defaults to change the settings for all instances of that window, or Properties to change the current window only. Click the Layout tab, and then use the Window Position group box.

Activation method

Changes made in the Properties dialog box are effective immediately. Changes made either in the Defaults dialog box or in the registry are effective the next time you open a console window.

Note Image Note

Setting the value of this entry greater than the maximum will result in serious Command-console display problems.

If this entry does not appear in the registry, the system selects a position for the window. This is equivalent to the Let system position window option on the Layout tab in the Console Properties box.

Windows 2000 does not add this entry to the registry. You can add it by editing the registry or by using a program that edits the registry.