Change command prompt to monochrome

Windows on Windows was bitten by memories of the monochrome days. So it introduced a handy tip to emulate a monochrome feel for your command prompt windows. Not good for anything practical, but hey, it’s still fun! Greg Shultz at TechRepublic tells us how:

  1. Open a Command Prompt window.
  2. Right the title bar and select the Properties command.
  3. Select the Colors tab.
  4. Select the Screen Background button and select the black box in the color palette.
  5. Select the Screen Text button.
  6. To emulate an old green monochrome monitor, select the green box in the color palette, and then in the Selected Color Values panel use the spin button for the Green setting to move the number up to 255. Make sure that the settings for the Red and Blue remain at 0.
  7. To emulate an old amber monochrome monitor, select the green box in the color palette, and then in the Selected Color Values panel use the spin button for the Red setting to move the number up to 185. Make sure that the settings for the Green remains at 128 and Blue remains at 0.

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