How to change the default command prompt color on Vista and above


If you like me don’t like the default green on black in the command prompt, you can change the default via registry:

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Tip taken from here: http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/detail/12/

Update: and here’s a list of color values http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc978716.aspx


Comments (7)

  1. James Manning says:

    Cmd?!?

    1) PowerShell

    2) PSCX

    🙂

  2. Kirill Osenkov says:

    Ha ha 🙂 I know, I know 🙂

  3. mihailik says:

    Have you thought of using UI for that?

    Right-click on title and 'Defaults'.

  4. Hmmm… Looks cool.

    Thanx.

    For powershell, we have a profile script where we can set the color/font/aliases and others. This profile script is executed first and updates the window accordingly.

  5. Ha ha….

    Yes mihailik, we have the UI too…. 🙂

  6. Kirill Osenkov says:

    Oleg: thanks 🙂 I'm a moron for missing that 🙂

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