Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Personalize Command Prompt Without Commands

Command line interfaces can be downright boring, and always seem to miss out on the fresh coats of paint liberally applied to the rest of Windows.  Here’s how to add a splash of color to Command Prompt and make it unique.

By default, Windows Command Prompt is white text on a black background. It gets the job done, but maybe you want to add some color to it.

Personalize Command Prompt Without Commands

If you’d prefer to change the color without entering commands, just click on the Command Prompt icon in the top left corner of the window and select Properties.

Select the Colors tab--> and then choose the color you want for the screen text and background.  You can also enter your own RGB color combination if you want.


Back in the Properties dialog, you can also change your Command Prompt font from the font tab.  Choose any font you want, as long as the one you want is one of the three listed here.

Customizations you make via the Properties dialog are saved and will be used any time you open Command Prompt, but any customizations you make with the Color command are only for that session.

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