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  1. Change Cursor Color of Console Window in Windows 10


    How to: Change Cursor Color of Console Window in Windows 10

    How to Change Cursor Color of Console Window in Windows 10


    A console (or "terminal) is an application that provides I/O to character-mode applications.

    For example: Linux

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18298, when you open the properties page of any Console window, you will notice an additional Terminal tab containing several new settings for some experimental features.

    The default cursor color of a console window is the calculated inverse of the background color.

    See also: New Experimental Console Features Windows Command Line Tools For Developers

    This tutorial will show you how to change the cursor color in a console window (ex: command prompt, PowerShell, Linux) for your account in Windows 10.

    *note The cursor color you select for a console window will only be applied to the specific console window shortcut that opened it.

    For example, command prompt opened via Win+X menu VS Run (Win+R) dialog. Each location would have its own settings.



    EXAMPLE: Cursor color in a console window

    Inverse Color: The current and default behavior where the cursor color is the calculated inverse of the background color which results in, for example, this pink against the bright green background.

    Change Cursor Color of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Use Color: Draw the cursor in a specific RGB color, like this green against dark gray background:

    Change Cursor Color of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]




    Here's How:

    1. Open a Linux console window you want to change the cursor color for.

    *note You could also just directly right click on the console window shortcut or file, click/tap on Properties, and go to step 3 below.

    2. Right click or press and hold on the title bar of the console window, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

    Change Cursor Color of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Do step 4 (inverse color) or step 5 (custom color) below for what cursor color you want.


    4. Use "Inverse Color" for Cursor Color in this Console Window
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Terminal tab. (see screenshot below)

    B) Select (dot) Inverse Color in Cursor Colors settings.

    C) Click/tap on OK to apply, and go to step 6 below.


    Change Cursor Color of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    5. Use "Use Color" for Custom Cursor Color in this Console Window
    A) Click/tap on the Terminal tab. (see screenshot below)

    B) Select (dot) Use Color in Cursor Colors settings.

    C) Enter the RGB numbers for the color you want.

    Change Cursor Color of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Tip If you like, you can use Paint (mspaint.exe) to get the RGB numbers for a color you want.

    1) Open Paint (mspaint.exe).
    2) Click/tap on Edit color on the toolbar in the Home tab.
    3) Select and adjust a color to what you want.
    4) Make note of the RGB numbers for the color.

    Change Cursor Color of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    D) Click/tap on OK to apply, and go to step 6 below.


    Change Cursor Color of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    6. You can now close the console window if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    sean051490, Oct 31, 2015
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    Ahhzz, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. Changing the taskbar color to white in Windows 10

    Hi Michael,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community. Your interest in Windows 10 is much appreciated.

    In Windows 10 there is no option for changing the color to white but you can change it to different colors. To change the color of the task bar I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps.

    • In the search box, type settings.
    • Then select personalization.
    • Click on color option on the left side.
    • You will find an option called “show color on start, taskbar and start icon”.
    • You need to on the option and then you can change the color accordingly.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Oct 27, 2019
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    Cursor Line not Changing Color to Blue

    What you have suggested changes the color of the cursor.

    I want the line item changed to blue when I place the cursor on it.
     
    Kenneth Pincus, Oct 27, 2019
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  5. Window background color - I don't appear to be able to do this on windows 10 as the change color scheme bit isn't there.

    Hi Anton,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to change color scheme for Windows 10 and check if it helps.

    • Right click on “Desktop screen”.
    • Then click on “Personalize”.
    • Click on “Colors”.
    • And change the color accordingly.

    Hope this information is helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.



     
    Karthicka_R, Oct 27, 2019
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    I'm on the same build. So we don't have it yet.
     
    OldGuyFromCdn, Oct 27, 2019
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