How do I permanently change the look and feel of the Windows services dialog?

How do I permanently change the look and feel of the Windows services dialog?

By default, the Windows Services dialog/snap-in is small and most of the service names are hidden because the column is too small.

To fix this once and for all, simply do the following:

1. Using My Computer or Windows Explorer browse to the System32 directory (C:\WINNT\System32 or C:\Windows\System32)
2. Locate the services.msc file.
3. Right-click services.msc and select Author. The services dialog opens.
4. Re-size the dialog and the columns widths to your heart's content.
5. Click the Save icon when done.

Next time you open the Services snap-in (Start > Run > services.msc), the size settings you saved will be restored. You cannot save the scroll bar position. This article applies to all Microsoft Saved Console (.msc) files.

MatrikonOPC

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  • Topic #: 4164-442
  • Date Created: 09/29/2008
  • Last Modified Since: 04/07/2014
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