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How to Change Command Prompt Transparency Level in Windows 10

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A command prompt is an entry point for typing computer commands in the Command Prompt window. By typing commands at the command prompt, you can perform tasks on your computer without using the Windows graphical interface.

In Windows 10, users can change the opacity level of a command prompt to be between 30% and 100%.

This tutorial will show you how to change the transparency (opacity) percentage level of a command prompt for your account in Windows 10.
Note   Note
The transparency level you set for a command prompt will only be applied to the specific command prompt shortcut that opened it.

If you set to use legacy console, then the Opacity feature and setting will be disabled and grayed out.

CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Change Command Prompt Transparency Level using Keyboard Shortcut
  • Option Two: To Change Command Prompt Transparency Level in Properties


EXAMPLE: Command prompt transparency
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Change Command Prompt Transparency Level in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Command Prompt Transparency Level in Windows 10
To Change Command Prompt Transparency Level using Keyboard Shortcut

Note   Note
The transparency (opacity) level you set using this option will only be temporary, and only used while the command prompt is open unless you use Option Two to set the current transparency level as default.

1. While you have a command prompt or elevated command prompt open, press the keys below until you have the transparency level you want.

To do this: Keyboard shortcuts:
Decrease transparency CTRL+SHIFT+Plus (+) or CTRL+SHIFT+mouse scroll up
Increase transparency CTRL+SHIFT+Minus (-) or CTRL+SHIFT+mouse scroll down






Change Command Prompt Transparency Level in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Command Prompt Transparency Level in Windows 10
To Change Command Prompt Transparency Level in Properties

1. Open a command prompt or elevated command prompt using the shortcut or location you want to change the font and font size for.
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You could also just directly right click on the command prompt 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 command prompt, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on the Colors tab, adjust the Opacity slider to the percentage level (30-100%) you want for transparency, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
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The default opacity is 100%.

The lower the percentage you set, the more transparent the command prompt will be.
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That's it,
Shawn


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