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Change the colors of Command Prompt window.

This tweak lets you change foreground and background colors used in Command Prompt windows.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
The tweak changes the foreground and background colors for the Command Prompt window for the current session. To obtain the new look change the value to two-digit number, in which the first digit represents a background color and the second the foreground color.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. Now, create a DWORD value “DefaultColor” in the right panel. Right-click it and modify the data value to “F0” to give black text on a white background to enable the setting, however you can opt to your desired color coding, and “0” to give standard white text on a black background to disable the setting.

The other hexadecimal codes are:

Hexadecimal Value
Color
0
Black
1
Blue
2
Green
3
Aqua
4
Red
5
Purple
6
Yellow
7
White
8
Gray
9
Light Blue
A
Light Green
B
Light Aqua
C
Light Red
D
Light Purple
E
Light Yellow
F
Light White

Restart Command Prompt for the changes to take effect.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Changed foreground and background colors for the ‘Command Prompt’ window are visible.

Default foreground and background colors for the ‘Command Prompt’ window are visible.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor\] ,right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "DefaultColor" in "Command Processor" key.

Next, right-click on "DefaultColor" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the color combination value of your choice in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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