How to change Windows 10 Command Prompt background color?

With built-in available options in Windows 10, you can make Command Prompt transparent or opaque. You can even use Ctrl + Shift keys while Command Prompt window is opened and scroll up or down using your mouse. Scrolling up boosts transparency, and scrolling down decreases it.

Windows 10 also provide an option to change Command Prompt background color without any third-party tool. With the default configuration, Command Prompt comes with a black background color. However, it is possible to change the background color of the Windows 10 Command Prompt if you are not happy with a black background. That means if you’re bored with the default black color of the Command Prompt, with the available options, you can change the background color of Command Prompt to a color of your choice.

How to change Windows 10 Command Prompt background color?

Step 1. Open the Command Prompt window.

To open the Command Prompt window, click on the Start button, type CMD, and click on the Command Prompt entry from the available top results.

Alternatively, press Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box, Type CMD and press Enter from the keyboard to quickly open the Command Prompt Window.

Step 2. Once the Command Prompt window opens, right-click on the title bar and select Properties from the drop-down menu that appears. Command Prompt Properties dialog will open.

Step 3. Click the Colors tab in the Command Prompt Properties dialog box.

Step 4. Click the Screen Background radio button and select one of the colors provided in the box just below it. If you want to set a different color other than provided colors, you can enter values in the Red, Green, and Blue boxes.

Step 5. Once you select or enter values, the live preview of the selected color will appear under Selected Screen Colors section. Once you are satisfied with the background color preview, click the OK button.

After changing the background color, if you want to match the text color to make it easier to read texts on the Command Prompt window, select the Screen Text radio button under the Colors tab and select a color that suits your selected background.

Under the “Selected Screen Colors” section, you can see the preview of the background color and selected text color. Once you are satisfied with the selection, click the OK button.

Close the Command Prompt window and again open the Command Prompt window to use the colorful Command Prompt window.

After completing the above steps, you should set the background color of the Command Prompt and the Text color on the Command Prompt window.

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