This article describes how to set the appearance of the command processor in Windows XP. You can change the colors, fonts, and layout for the command prompt window to make it easier to work with command-line tools. Many of the robust command-line tools that are included in the Resource Kits for earlier versions of Microsoft Windows are included in Windows XP. Therefore, administrators and power may spend more time using the command processor.
On the Colors tab, choose colors for the screen text, screen background, pop-up text, or pop-up background by clicking the element you want to change.
Click the color you want. The Selected Screen Colors box shows how the text and background colors you selected will appear on the screen. The Selected Popup Colors box shows how the text and background colors you selected will appear in a pop-up window.
If you click a TrueType font, the Size menu displays a list of point sizes to choose from, or you can enter a size by typing the number in the Size box. To use bold with TrueType fonts, select the Bold Fonts check box.
If you click Raster Fonts, the sizes that are listed in the Size box are the window size choices.
The Window Preview box displays how the current window's size will change based on the font and font size you selected.
The Selected Font box shows how characters will appear with the specified font settings. Bold is not available with Raster fonts.