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Customize Command prompt by changing colors

Do you want to change the look of Windows command prompt by changing background color? Windows command prompt has default color settings of black background and white foreground(text). This post explains you how to to change background/foreground colors using ‘color’ command.

‘Color’ command uses below codes to represent various colors.

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

Once you decide on which colors to use, just input the codes to the command. For example, if you want to use white background with Light blue for text, you should run the below command.

color 79

Below is how command prompt window looks like after running this command.

After changing color settings of command prompt
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