Windows 10 Command Prompt Settings, change color and fonts

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If you are a user of Windows 10, 7, 8 or have used the old Vista and XP then there is need to apprise you what is Command prompt? Well! it is a command-line terminal of Windows operating system to issue various commands, in case you don’t always want to go with GUI. Here in this tutorial, we’ll show you the main methods on how to open the command prompt in the fastest way with administrator rights. Along with a byte on its properties to change colour, fonts, and other common settings of CMD tool.

Change Windows 10 Command prompt color
Change Windows 10 Command prompt colour

Ways to open Open Command Prompt in Windows 10

The prompt is also called “CMD”. You can open them using the following methods.

Method 1:  Use Keyboard Shortcuts to open Command Prompt in Windows 10, 7, 8, Vista and XP.

  1. Press the key combination Windows + R to open the Run dialogue.
  2. Type in cmd and press Enter.

    Shortcut to open Command prompt
    Shortcut to open a Command prompt
  3. This will open the Command Prompt without Administrative rights.
  4. If you want to run commands with administrator rights on CMD then start the command prompt as admin. So, for that before hitting the Enter button int eh second step press and hold down the Shift and Ctrl keys and press Enter.
  5. Confirm it by selecting the YES option.
  6. To confirm whether you are using it as Administrator see its title bar.

    Command prompt under Administrative rights
    Command prompt under Administrative rights

Method 2: Open the CMD directly from the start menu

  1. Opens the start menu.
  2. Type in cmd.
  3. Click the Command Prompt entry.

    Open CMD from Windows start menu
    Open CMD from Windows start menu

Access Command prompt settings

To access the CMD Settings, open it and right-click on the title bar and select the Properties option.

Open Command Prompt Settings
Open Command Prompt Settings

CMD Settings option

From this tab, we can changes the cursor size, Command history buffer; can enable or disable Quick Edit Mode, Insert Mode, Enable Ctrl key shortcuts, Filter clipboard contents on paste, use Ctrl+Shift+C/V as Copy/Paste and more…

Settings of CMD
Settings of CMD

Font Settings

Here we can change the font size and face.

Change fonts of Command prompt
Change fonts of Command prompt

Customize Layout of CMD

Settings accessible here are Screen Buffer Size, Wrap text output on resize and Windows positon.

Layout of CMD
Layout of CMD


Colour Settings of Command Prompt

If you have been got bored from the black colour of the CMD, then simply use the Color tab and select the pre-available colour or choose the custom one from the “Selected Color Values” option.

We can also change the colour of different CMS elements such as”Screen text, Screen Background, Popup Text and Popup Background. Along with Opacity

Change colour of Window CMD
Change the colour of Window CMD


Terminal colours and other cursor settings…

Terminal Settings of CMD
Terminal Settings of CMD

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