Windows 10: Change Terminal Colors of Console Window in Windows 10

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  1. Change Terminal Colors of Console Window in Windows 10


    How to: Change Terminal Colors of Console Window in Windows 10

    How to Change Foreground and Background Terminal Colors 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 Terminal Colors fields on the properties page of a console window will allow you to specify specific RGB color values for the default foreground and/or background colors. These colors are independent of the color palette and are not affected by changes you make to your color palette.

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

    This tutorial will show you how to change the foreground and background terminal colors of a console window (ex: command prompt, PowerShell, Linux) for your account in Windows 10.

    *note The terminal colors 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.




    Here's How:

    1. Open a Linux console window you want to change the terminal colors 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 Terminal Colors of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]

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


    4. Use Default Foreground and/or Background Terminal Colors in this Console Window
    A) Click/tap on the Terminal tab. (see screenshots below)

    B) Uncheck Use Separate Foreground and/or Use Separate Background under Terminal Colors for what you want.

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


    Change Terminal Colors of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    5. Use Custom Foreground and/or Background Terminal Colors in this Console Window
    A) Click/tap on the Terminal tab. (see screenshot below)

    B) Check Use Separate Foreground and/or Use Separate Background under Terminal Colors for what you want.

    C) Enter the RGB numbers for the color you want for the checked Use Separate Foreground and/or Use Separate Background.

    Change Terminal Colors 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 Terminal Colors of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]

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


    Change Terminal Colors 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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    TheMalcMan, Nov 22, 2015
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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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  4. Change Terminal Colors of Console Window in Windows 10

    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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  5. How to change taskbar colors in Windows 10

    Hi Shyla,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft community.

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided below and check if it helps.

    • Click on Start>Settings>Personalization.
    • In the left pane, click on Colors.
    • Make the required changes and close the Settings window.

    Hope the information is helpful. Feel free to write to us for any other assistance with Windows, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Oct 27, 2019
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