How to Enable or Disable Scroll Forward in Console Window in Windows 10

A console (or “terminal) is an application that provides I/O to character-mode applications.

For example: command prompt, PowerShell, or Linux

Starting with Windows 10 build 18298, when you open the properties page of any Console window, you will notice an additional Terminal tab containing several new settings for some experimental features.

When Scroll Forward is enabled (default state), the Console can to scroll anywhere within the Console’s buffer, even below the most recent row of text displayed.

When Scroll Forward is disabled, the Console will not allow scrolling below the last line output, similar to how most *NIX terminals work.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable scroll forward in a console window (ex: command prompt, PowerShell, Linux) for your account in Windows 10.

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