How to Change Command Prompt Background Color on Windows 11/10?

You can make Command Prompt transparent or opaque with the help of built-in available options in Windows 11/10. You can even use Ctrl + Shift keys while Command Prompt window is opened and scroll down or up using your mouse. Scrolling up boosts transparency, and scrolling down decreases it.

Windows 11/10 also provide an option to change Command Prompt background color without any third-party tool. Command Prompt comes with black background color with the default configuration. Moreover, if you are not happy with a black background, changing the Windows 11/10 Command Prompt background color is also possible. That means if you are bored with the default black color of the Command Prompt, you can change the background color of the Command Prompt to a color of your choice with the available options.

Colored-Background-Color-of-Command-Prompt (1)How to Change Windows 11/10 Command Prompt Background Color?

Follow the below-mentioned steps to change Windows 11/10 Command Prompt background color:-

Step 1. Now, open the Command Prompt window.

After that, click on the Start button and type CMD to open the Command Prompt window, then click on the Command Prompt entry from the available top results.

Search-Command-Prompt (1)Alternatively, you can open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys; after that, press Enter from the keyboard to quickly open the Command Prompt Window.

cmd-in-Run-boxStep 2. Next, right-click on the title bar and select Properties from the drop-down menu that appears when the Command Prompt window opens. Command Prompt dialog box will open.Command-Prompt-PropertiesStep 3. Then, click on the Colors tab on the Command Prompt Properties dialog box.

Command-Prompt_-Properties-Colors-tabStep 4. Now, click on the Screen Background radio button and select one of the colors provided in the box just below it. You can enter values in the Red, Green, and Blue boxes to set a different color other than provided colors.

Screen-Background-ColorsStep 5. The live preview of the selected color will appear under the Selected Screen Colors section when you select or enter values. Now, click on the OK button when you are satisfied with the background color preview.

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

Screen-text-colorYou can see the preview of the background color and selected text color under the “Selected Screen Colors” section. After that, click on the OK button when you are satisfied with the selection.

Next, close the Command Prompt window and again open the Command Prompt window to use the colorful Command Prompt window.

You should set the background color of the Command Prompt and the text color on the Command Prompt window after completing the above steps.

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