How to increase font size of PuTTY’s terminal

PuTTY is one of, if not the most popular open source SSH client for Windows. It is also a software terminal emulator that supports many network protocols, including telnet, VT100 emulation, SSH, kerberos, and serial port connections.

While most of you have been familiar with basic operation of PuTTY, some may not know how to personalize its settings. This article will show you how to increase PuTTY terminal font size so that more characters will fit in its window.

How to change font size in PuTTY permanently for all future sessions

  • Open PuTTY. In PuTTY Configuration window, select Window > Appearance > Font settings > Change

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  • Inside Font dialog, select the appropriate font, font style and font size to suit your needs. Then click OK.

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  • Now switch back to Session section in the left hand side. In Load, save or delete a stored session, select Default Settings (click once), then click Save to make your settings permanent.

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How to change font size in PuTTY in middle of a session

If you are in middle of a connection, you can still increase the font size of current terminal. The settings will be effective immediately on the window. Here is how to do it.

  • Right click in the title of the window, select Change Settings to open PuTTY Reconfiguration.

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  • In PuTTY Reconfiguration window, select Window > Appearance > Font settings > Change

    PuTTY Configuration

  • Inside Font dialog, select the appropriate font, font style and font size to suit your needs. Then click OK.

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  • Now switch back to Session section in the left hand side. In Load, save or delete a stored session, select the name of your session (if you saved it), then click Save to write your settings into the registry.

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  1. Shridhar Samantaray

    its really good and helpfull.

    Thanks and Regards

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