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Why can't you resize the Windows Environment Variable box?

Why can't you resize the Windows Environment Variable box?

Recently having to set my PATH environment variable installing the JDK, I found it quite annoying that the box where you set environment variables was not re-sizable, and had was generally quite horrible to edit.

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Guest [Entry]

"I don't get it at all. It's completely unnecessarily painful.

Use Windows Path Editor instead. It'll make life a lot easier and less error prone (I realise this doesn't answer your question per se, but is offered as general advice!)"
Guest [Entry]

"While it indeed may have been built to make power user heads expode everywhere, I find the setx command to be a frequently viable way around it, e.g.:

setx HOME ""%USERPROFILE%"""