How to Change Color and Font of Command Prompt in Windows 10, 8

Ways to Change Color and Font of Command Prompt on Windows 10, 8 through steps.

How to Change Color and Font of Command Prompt in Windows 10, 8

 
Working in Windows 10, 8.1 has always thrilled me; I personally feel the operating system to be very colorful. The attractive background patterns and many colors options are one of the best features of these OS versions. But I found the Command Prompt very boring and dull. If you have noticed it, it has a black background with white font color, doesn’t it look so dull and boring?

Well, if you also don’t like this black and white combination then we have a solution for you. Yes, now you can change the background and the font color of the Command Prompt and make it look as per your preference. There are two methods through which you can change the color of the Command Prompt. Let’s see the details of the two methods and experience Change Color and Font of Command Prompt in Windows 10, 8

How to Change Color and Font of Command Prompt in Windows 10, 8

First Tip

  • Open Command Prompt.

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  • To do so, you can right-click on the Power Menu and select Command Prompt. On Windows 10, you will have another way, press Windows key, type cmd and then hit Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
How to Change Look and Font of Command Prompt in Windows 8
  • Command Prompt wizard pops up on the screen.
  • Type the following command –

color /?

How to Change Look and Font of Command Prompt in Windows 8
  • Now you will get to see the list of some colors.
  • They are divided into two rows.
  • The first row shows the background color and the 2nd row displays you the font’s color.
  • You can see code before each and every color name.
  • Look for the colors and the codes that you want to use.
  • Make sure that color for the background and foreground color are not same.
  • Now type “COLOR your color code” in the Command Prompt. For instance – Lets’ use a Blue background and Bright White foreground color. Then the command will be COLOR 4F. Press Enter after writing the color and color code.
How to Change Look and Font of Command Prompt in Windows 8
  • You can make different combinations as per your preference.
  • Type color to get back to the default color settings.

Second Tip

  • Open Command Prompt as explained above.
  • Right-click on the Command Prompt icon at the top left of the Command Prompt wizard.
  • Select the Properties option.
How to Change Look and Font of Command Prompt in Windows 8
  • Go to the Colors tab.
  • Choose the colors that you want for the background and for the text.
  • You can even customize RGB combinations.
Change Color and Font of Command Prompt in Windows 8
  • I have used the RGB combination and got a bottle green background color for the Command Prompt.
How to Change Look and Font of Command Prompt in Windows 8
  • To change the font in Command Prompt, take yourself to the Font tab of the Command Prompt Properties window.
  • Use the drop down menu of the font size select font size.
How to Change Look and Font of Command Prompt in Windows 8
  • You can even change the font style.
  • Click Ok to save the changes.

Note – the changes made through providing the command in the Command Prompt is for that session only. But changes made through the Properties will be saved and you can see it next time when you open the Command Prompt.

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Love to play with Windows 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.

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