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Customise the command prompt on Windows 7


Do you know that it is possible to customise the Windows command prompt in its smallest details in just a few clicks? Isn't it? So follow the guide!

Open the start Menu, enter CMD and do Entry. Right-click on the icon of theOrder Invitation from the taskbar, then a right-click again on Order Invitation and opt for Properties. You also have the possibility of accessing Properties right-clicking the title bar of the command prompt.

Capture d'écran - Accès aux propriétés de l'invite de commandes
Screenshot of screen — Access to command prompt properties

You notice a whole series of tabs in the window, some of which we will review to customise our command prompt in every detail.

Options tab

Capture d'écran - Onglet Options de l'invite de commandes
Screenshot of screen — Tab Command prompt options

In these tabs, you can edit:

  • Mouse cursor size: small (default), medium or large;
  • History size (accessible via the up and down arrows in the command prompt): 50 by default;

Font tab

Capture d'écran - Onglet Police de l'invite de commandes
Screenshot of screen — Font tab of the command prompt
  • Font size: 8×12 pixels by default;
  • Font: Default Raster fonts;

Layout tab

Capture d'écran - Onglet Disposition de l'invite de commandes
Screenshot of screen — Tab Layout of the command prompt
  • Window size (width and height): 160×25 by default;
  • Window position: positioned by the default system;

Color tab

Capture d'écran - Onglet Couleurs de l'invite de commandes
Screenshot of screen — Tab Colors of the command prompt
  • Colour of the text;
  • Background colour;
  • Colour of contextual text;
  • Background color contextual.

Click on Apply then OK to validate the changes. It is necessary to restart the command prompt to admire the changes.

A convenient way to enlarge the window of the command prompt far too small in width, or even the history.

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