How-To:Change color of Command Window in Windows XP

Many of us do know about the command line tool available in Windows. However, not many know that Windows does provide a command for changing the color of console output, which by default is WHITE. Follow the steps mentioned below to change the color of the command window

  • Press Start
  • Click on Run
  • Type Cmd and press Enter.
  • Type Color 9 to change the color of the console output to Blue.


In general, the syntax of COLOR command is

COLOR [attr]

attr Specifies color attribute of console output

Check out the image below to have a look at the various values attr parameter can take.

Color Choices

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2 Responses

  1. you shouldreally try Linux 🙂

  2. Pretty Cool.

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