Hello dear readers. It’s glad to have you here again. Thank you for visiting and I have to say you are doing us a lot of support by visiting our website. For now, I am going to show you how to permanently change the color for Command Prompt on Windows 10. If you have ever used command prompt or commonly known as CMD, then you know that sometimes the default white text against a black background can be so boring. For people who like going beyond what we are given. In this case, if you are bored with the default color and theme for your CMD on windows 10, then this article is going to help you customize your Command prompt.
Normally, there is a way you can still change the theme and color but the challenge here is that the changes are temporary and therefore command prompt will revert back to default color and theme. Therefore if you need to permanently change your CMD color and background, then this article is going to help you on how to permanently change the color for Command Prompt on Windows 10. Also see another article on How to find WiFi password on a router connected on a PC with Ethernet cable.
How to Change Command prompt Color and Background theme
If you are bored by the default command prompt text color and background, then you can read more of this article on how to permanently change the color for Command Prompt on Windows 10. But if you are having windows 7 or Windows 8, then you can try it out. I think it should be just fine. The good thing about permanently changing the CMD color is that it will always remain that way in case you power off your PC. It is not a temporary change. Let us look at the steps on how to permanently change the color for Command Prompt on Windows 10.
The very first step is to first launch Command prompt or CMD. Usually, use the windows search and type in CMD or command prompt. It should be the first result in the search results. Click on it to launch or open it.
Now, after successfully launching command prompt as shown in step 1 above. Now, using your mouse, move your mouse to the top white part and right click on that part using your mouse. On the list of options, click on “Defaults.” A console windows properties panel will pop up as shown below. See also; How to transform a laptop into a WiFi Hotspot and share the internet connection with other devices
Now, at this point, it is important that you be keen because it is from here where you will see how to permanently change the color for Command Prompt on Windows 10. Now on the Console Windows Properties, you will see the Option, font, Layout, Colors and Terminal tabs. You can make several changes to the command prompt but since our center of interest is solely on text color and background colors, we shall focus on the “Colors” tab. Now, For example we want to permanently set our Command Prompt to always show in green text and a black background (Just like in movies), We shall first change the text color to be in green. Now, still under the “Colors” tab, click on “Screen text.” Now, you will see a line of selected colors. Click on the green colored box as shown below
The green color you have selected will always be your text color on CMD. If with time you will get bored with it, you can follow the same procedure to choose a different text color. Now, to change the background, click on “Screen Background.” Click on the color black. Even though this color is usually already pre-selected.
Now click on the “OK” button below.
Now, after making those changes, you will not be able to see the changes on the command prompt that you opened. Close the command prompt and open it again. You will see the changes you made successfully effected.
So guys, that is the easiest and simplest way on how to customize and to permanently change the color for Command Prompt on Windows 10.
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