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Customize The Windows 10 Command Prompt

The Windows Command Prompt, Is a very beneficial tool to perform a variety of tasks within the windows environment. From navigating to directories, to registering OCX or DLL files, It's certainly a tool I cannot do without. In fact, I tend to use It on a daily basis, hence keep It minimized at all times. Did you know that you can actually change It's appearance natively, without any third-party tools? I will demonstrate exactly how with a step-by-step tutorial.

There are quite a number of customizations that can be applied, however It's beyond the scope of this guide to cover the lot. Instead, I will provide a few tweaks that I believe will Interest the majority of computational users. After reading this article, play around with It's features and settings- I'm sure you'll enjoy the experience. So let's rip Into this.

Change The Background Color:
Firstly to execute the Command Prompt, open the Run menu, enter "cmd" (no quotes) and hit OK.

The Command Prompt window will now open with It's boring Interface. Right-click anywhere on the top window and select "Properties".

By default, the "Colors" tab will be selected. If not, do just that. Here, I will change the background color to blue by selecting It In the color palette, and then hitting OK.

As you can see, the background has now been applied to blue. Of course, you can select any color you wish.

Change The Transparency:
If you're not too keen on changing the color, you can set the transparency to anything you like, by simply moving the "Opacity" slider. I've chosen 30%. Don't forget to click "OK".

And here's the result. No doubt It's a little too transparent, but this Is only for demonstration purposes.

Change The Font Size And Text:
It's just as easy to change both the font size and text, by clicking the "Font" tab and selecting your preferences thereafter. I've changed the size to 20, and the text type to MS Gothic. Click OK when done.

And this Is my result. A little too big for my liking, but I can change It to suit my needs through trial and error.

Final Thoughts:
Customizing the Windows 10 Command Prompt without the aid of third-party tools, Is a somewhat hidden, yet easy to find feature. It's very simple to navigate your way around, and reversing changes Is just as easy. As mentioned In the beginning of this tutorial, I cannot possibly apply every tweak- that's your job, so enjoy!


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