4 COOL tweaks for the Command Prompt

  The Top 10 cmd tricks every Windows user MUST know listed the most useful tips for Windows users who use the Command Prompt frequently. Here, we shall describe 4 COOL tweaks for the Command Prompt.



#1 Open command prompt in any folder

Did you know you can open the command prompt directly in any folder, rather than opening it normally and then navigating to the desired location? Well, you can. And that too without any sort of trouble !!! Just go to the desired folder, press Shift and right-click anywhere inside the window while keeping the Shift key pressed. A menu will pop-up. Click on Open Command Window here. That’s it !! The command prompt window will open and the displayed location inside it will be the same as the folder in which you performed the above task.

Open command prompt in any folder

There’s another way to open command prompt while you’re inside a folder. Click on the Address Bar (or Press ALT + D) and type cmd. Then press Enter. This opens the Command Prompt window with the current folder at the prompt. This method is faster since it does not require you to use the mouse.

#2 Customize the C:\> prompt

Do you find the C:\> annoying? Would you like to change it to something cool? The prompt command will help you do this. Just type prompt <yournewtext> to replace the command prompt text with some COOL text.

For example, C:\>prompt hellocmd will change the prompt to hellocmd

Customize the C:\> prompt Customize the C:\> prompt

If you want to restore the normal prompt, type prompt and press Enter.

Note :- The prompt change lasts only for the current Command Prompt session. Once you exit the Command Prompt Window, all changes to the prompt will be undone i.e. the default prompt will be restored.



#3 Modify the title of the Command Prompt Window

You can modify the title of the Command Prompt Window (for the current session only). Type title <newname> and press Enter. The title of the Command Prompt Window will be changed.

For example, title wincodebits

Modify the title of the Command Prompt WindowModify the title of the Command Prompt Window

However, as soon as you close the current window, the title set by you will be removed.



#4 Change the look of the Command Prompt

You can also change the appearance of the Command Prompt window. You can modify the text colour and the background colour using the color command. It syntax is : color <background colour><text colour>

For example, color 70 will change the font colour to black and background colour to white as shown below :

Change the look of the Command Prompt 4 COOL tweaks for the Command PromptNow, if you want to change both the font colour and the background colour to the default value, type color 07 and press Enter.Change the look of the Command PromptChange the look of the Command PromptWe hope you’d like the above command prompt tweaks. Also, if you want to know how you can make the most out of the Command Prompt, read the Top 10 cmd tricks every Windows user MUST know.

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  • The Wizard (@ZardoZ89)

    However, windows console keeps feeling the dumb cousin of any unix console. Everyone half decent graphical console that I toyed on GNU/Linux it’s far better and have more interesting features that the “console” that have Windows.
    Hopefully, there is a few consoles for Windows that have some decent functionality. Try ConEmu for example, instead losing time with the default & powerless “console” of Windows.

    • Yeah, you’re right. The Windows Console really feels quite dumb in appearance, but probably Windows thinks it’s great. Otherwise, it would have been replaced with something more appealing.

  • There’s one more way to open the Command Prompt directly from a folder : Just click on the address bar -> clear everything -> type cmd -> press Enter -> the command prompt window opens with the current folder at the prompt πŸ™‚

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