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Old 01-04-2009
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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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Old 08-06-2011
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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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