Command Line Change Font Color

This guide will show you how to change the font color in command line. Some change the font color in command line for fun, others, to help the user read what is being displayed. If you pair it with changing the background color as well you can get some nice results for the limited amount of options available.

  1. Right click the command line title bar and select the Properties option.
    Command Line Right Click Properties
  2. If not already selected, select the Colors tab.
    Command Line Properties Colors Tab
  3. On the left hand side of the tab make sure the radio button for Screen Text is selected.
    Command Line Properties Colors Tab Screen Text
  4. Using the color bar below you can choose the new text color. Underneath the colors bar you will see a sample of what your new console window will look like.
  5. When happy with the results, click the OK button to save the changes.
    Command Line OK Button

Finally we can see here the results of me changing the color to red and a blue background. As you can see it is not the easiest to read.

Command Line New Text Color

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