[Tutor] Size of Python Console

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sun Nov 23 10:05:37 CET 2008

"Wayne Watson" <sierra_mtnview at sbcglobal.net> wrote

> find away to set the size. One just brings up the program 
> and sets the width-height using the properties option in the 
> upper-left corner. Next  one saves them  when exiting.  

That only works on your PC, any other user needs to 
do the same thing. Creating a shortcut means you can 
redistribute it and the recipient gets whatever settings 
you set.

The shortcut needs to be to python.exe not the program 
file. Thus if your script is 


and Python is in


you need a shortcut to

C:\Python25\python25.exe C:\MYSCRIPT\FOO.PY

That should then have all the usual console properties.

If you build an installer to install the program at some 
other location then you can write a WSH script to create 
a shortcut programmatically at install time, but thats 
more tricky.


Alan Gauld
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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