How to get a Monochrome Command Prompt in Windows 7

Many years back when computers weren’t as advanced as they are now, we had monitors that displayed only one colour on a black background. These monitors were known as monochrome monitors. Here’s a short tutorial that shows you how to get a monochrome command prompt window in Windows 7.

Firstly, click on the start menu and in the search box type cmd and hit enter.

Now, command prompt window will launch. Right click on the title bar and click on properties.

In the Properties window, click on the colors tab and click on the screen text button. On the right hand side, under selected color values, change Green to 255.

Once done, click ok. This should change the text of the command prompt box to green. It will look some like the above. Voila! You now have a monochrome command prompt box.

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One comment for “How to get a Monochrome Command Prompt in Windows 7”

  • db7178

    The command prompt is already monochrome by default.

    They were referred to not only as monochrome, but “green phosphor” or “orange phosphor.”

    But like you I’ve got my terminal app to resemble the output of a green-phosphor monitor. It will always look better that way. There’s too much freakin’ white in a GUI.

    I don’t mind the windows and mice. The snowstorm is a perpetual nuisance.

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