Changing Windows Console to Use Monaco

I recently acquired a MacBook Pro for my mobile development and played around in Mac OSX before getting Boot Camp and Windows 7 installed. While exploring I kept reading text files in the Monaco font. I've known about it for a while and never liked it as a programming font. But I did like it for the console and SSH apps. But surprise when installing Windows, Monaco was not a available as a console font -- even after downloading it an configuring it for Notepad. So a little digging with Process Monitor I found the registry key needed to make it available:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont]
"000"="Monaco"

Mmm....much nicer console.

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Published : Sep 24, 2009
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