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:


Tip taken from here:

Update: and here’s a list of color values

Comments (7)
  1. James Manning says:


    1) PowerShell

    2) PSCX


  2. 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.


    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 🙂

  7. varun says:

    how to see the data which is hidden behind a picture?????????

    pls reply to

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