Customize the Command Prompt in Windows 7

by Eric Geier [Published on 23 Feb. 2012 / Last Updated on 1 June 2011]

Change the look and feel, command history preferences, and edit options, including the useful QuickEdit Mode.

In Windows 7 you can customize the Command Prompt: change the color scheme, font, windows size and position, cursor size, command history preferences, and edit options. You can enable QuickEdit Mode, which is off by default. It lets you paste text into the Command Prompt by a quick and easy right-click. You can also quickly copy text from the Command Prompt by highlighting the desired area and right-clicking it.

You can customize the Command Prompt settings of all future sessions by opening a Command Prompt window, right-clicking the top title bar, and selecting Defaults.

To change only the current Command Prompt session, you’d right-click the title bar and select Properties.

You can also define settings for particular Command Prompt shortcuts: right-click the shortcut icon and select Properties.

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