Following the answer of How to suggest to change "X is a duplicate of Y" to "Y is a duplicate of X"?, I'm posting my question here:

How do I full-screen my CMD? is marked as a duplicate of Fullscreen Vista's Command Prompt, or Replacement. But:

  • the first is more general: [windows]
  • higher-voted
  • more marked as favorite
  • the wording is clearer
  • the title is more precise: "How do I full-screen my CMD?"
  • is much easier to find from a search-engine

than the second question which

  • is more specific [windows-vista]
  • has a poorer title because it focuses mainly on Vista "Fullscreen Vista's Command Prompt, or Replacement"

I would like to post a new answer, but:

  • I don't want to do it on the second (I've never used Windows Vista, so posting an answer specific for Vista makes no sense)
  • the first is closed and no longer accepting an answer (I wanted to post one there).

Could we swap the duplicates?

(I raised a flag but anyway, this is probably not the best way to suggest such a duplicate swap.)

NB: the only argument against a swap is the creation date, but eventually, this should not matter: as we're building a knowledge base, only the best content should be favored and the creation date is not really important.

  • I haven't seen so many typos @Ramhound. If there are, we can easily edit them. But forcing a general question (valid for Windows 7, 8, Vista, etc.) to be closed as duplicate of a Vista-specific question is weird: I'd like to post an answer, but I've never used Vista, I don't even know if it would work for Vista, and it makes no sense anyway. About the title: "my CMD" is a reference to cmd.exe, I think it's valid.
    – Basj
    Commented May 26, 2020 at 16:22
  • How do I full-screen my CMD? doesn't have grammatical error, but it isn't written well, and it also contains a request for the community to request a replacement to the command prompt. The title needs some work since it's not even proper English (IMO). I am hesitant to reopen the question since it already has several answers. It certainly could be turned into a well written question with some work, but after doing so on Grammerly, there wasn't much of the original author's words.
    – Ramhound
    Commented May 26, 2020 at 16:25
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    We don't need Grammerly @Ramhound, it's fine like it is: fully understandable. By the way, superuser.com/questions/7219/… is not better in terms of wording. But the problem is elsewhere: the first is a general question and the second is a vista-specific question, so it's a bit weird to keep the duplicate like this in this context.
    – Basj
    Commented May 26, 2020 at 16:28
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    "I am hesitant to reopen the question since it already has several answers": why? There is no reason to limit number of answers (the number is low by the way), if there are multiple ways to achieve something.
    – Basj
    Commented May 26, 2020 at 16:30
  • "I would like to post a new answer" Presumably you are running Windows 10 (where cmd behaves differently anyway as I understand). There is nothing stopping you creating a new question and answering it yourself.
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Commented May 26, 2020 at 19:25
  • @DavidPostill The answer I wanted to post is for Windows 7. If I post a new question about "how to full screen cmd.exe in Windows 7" it would be closed as duplicate too, so it's probably not the best option to create one more duplicate.
    – Basj
    Commented May 26, 2020 at 19:49
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    @Basj I've reopened the newer question for you.
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Commented May 26, 2020 at 19:52
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    @DavidPostill but the generalized problem is still remained. Is it the only way to do this is via flag?
    – Ooker
    Commented May 30, 2020 at 19:13
  • @Ooker Either by flag or asking a question here on meta. Asking a question may be a better option as it allows other users to give their opinion.
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Commented May 30, 2020 at 20:21


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