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    Change the colors in the command prompt

    Here is a trick totally useless but very nice! It will allow you to change the background color and text in your windows DOS command prompt (accessible via Start> Programs> Accessories> Command Prompt).

    Open regedit (Start menu, Run ... and type regedit)
    Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Command Processor
    Edit DWORD Value DefaultColor by a hexadecimal value

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    Re: Change the colors in the command prompt

    The default value is 0 (white text on black background). Use the color codes below to change the default colors.

    • 0 = Black
    • 1 = blue
    • 2 = green
    • 3 = cyan
    • 4 = red
    • 5 = magenta
    • 6 = yellow
    • 7 = light gray
    • 8 = gray
    • 9 = light blue
    • A = light green
    • B = Light Cyan
    • C = light red
    • D = magenta
    • E = Light yellow
    • F = white highlight


    The colors are expressed by a hexadecimal number with two digits. The first is the background color and the second to the text color. For example, 1F will highlight white text on a blue background.

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