Command Prompt Default Text Color

  1. Feuer's Avatar
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    Command Prompt Default Text Color


    REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor" /v "DefaultColor" /t REG_DWORD /d "10" /f

    I use this tweak to use command prompt text color as "light green".

    It works with;
    1. When i open command prompt from WIN+R; cmd
    2. Command prompt from WinX menu (normal start and administrator start).

    But when i use a batch file (.bat) I get white text color.
    I want to see light green text color when bat and cmd files are working too.
    Sure I can add a "color" command at the begining of the batch file but I want to do it from registry if it is possible.


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  2. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Hello @Feuer,

    You need to add the color within the Batch Script. Put this in a Batch Script and run it . . .

    @echo off
    color A
    echo. & echo  Hello World!
    echo. & pause

    A = Light Green

    Also, have a look at this => NT's COLOR Command

    I hope this helps.
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  3. Feuer's Avatar
    Posts : 315
    Windows 10 Home Single Language 21H1
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    @Paul Black
    Thanks for your reply

    I use "color" commad in some of my batch files but i have hundreds of BAT files, it could be hard to edit them all for this.
    I want to set a default color for CMD and BAT consoles via registry.

    Beside it, i found the registry address to do it in BAT files too.

    HTML Code:
    REG ADD "HKCU\Console" /v "ScreenColors" /t REG_DWORD /d "10" /f
    I hope this helps others who are interested.
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