How to open and customize command prompt font, color and transparency in Windows 10

Windows 10 command prompt provides various improvements over command prompt in previous Windows versions. You can change command prompt screen background color, change font style and color, and enable Ctrl keyboard shortcuts. You can also make command prompt window transparent.

Open Command Prompt

Right click Windows Start button and select "Command Prompt" to open command prompt. Select "Command Prompt (Admin)" to open command prompt in Administrator mode.
open command prompt in regular or admin mode.

Enable Ctrl keyboard shortcuts in Command Prompt

You can enable Ctrl keyboard shortcuts in command prompt such as Copy(Ctrl+C), Paste(Ctrl+V), Find(Ctrl+F) etc.. using below steps:
  1. Right click on title bar and select "Properties" in context menu
  2. open command prompt properties
  3. In "Command Prompt Properties" window, go to "Edit Options" section and check the checkbox in front of "Enable Ctrl key shortcuts". Click OK to save the change.
  4. enable Ctrl key shortcuts in command prompt

Change Command Prompt Font and Font Size

In "Command Prompt Properties" window, open "Font" tab and select new font and font size that you want. Click OK to save the change.
change command prompt font size

Change Command Prompt Text Color and Screen background Color

In "Command Prompt Properties" window, open "Colors" tab.
  • Change Screen Background Color: Select radio button in front of "Screen Background" and choose your new screen background color. click OK to save the change.
  • Change Text Color: Select radio button in front of "Screen Text" and choose your new text color. click OK to save the change.
change command prompt background color and text color

Make command prompt window transparent

In "Command Prompt Properties" window, open "Colors" tab. Change the Slider under "Opacity" to set command prompt transparency as per your preferences.
change command prompt window transparency

Published - September 14, 2015 by Neelam Maske




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