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Color schemes for Windows Command Prompt
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
; Default color scheme
; for Windows command prompt.
; Values stored as 00-BB-GG-RR
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console]
; BLACK DGRAY
"ColorTable00"=dword:00000000
"ColorTable08"=dword:00808080
; BLUE LBLUE
"ColorTable01"=dword:00800000
"ColorTable09"=dword:00ff0000
; GREEN LGREEN
"ColorTable02"=dword:00008000
"ColorTable10"=dword:0000ff00
; CYAN LCYAN
"ColorTable03"=dword:00808000
"ColorTable11"=dword:00ffff00
; RED LRED
"ColorTable04"=dword:00000080
"ColorTable12"=dword:000000ff
; MAGENTA LMAGENTA
"ColorTable05"=dword:00800080
"ColorTable13"=dword:00ff00ff
; YELLOW LYELLOW
"ColorTable06"=dword:00008080
"ColorTable14"=dword:0000ffff
; LGRAY WHITE
"ColorTable07"=dword:00c0c0c0
"ColorTable15"=dword:00ffffff
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
; Monokai color theme. Based on Sublime Text 2
; for Windows command prompt.
; Values stored as 00-BB-GG-RR
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console]
; BLACK DGRAY
"ColorTable00"=dword:00222827
"ColorTable08"=dword:00414746
; BLUE LBLUE
"ColorTable01"=dword:00a64c1d
"ColorTable09"=dword:00ef9566
; GREEN LGREEN
"ColorTable02"=dword:0000995d
"ColorTable10"=dword:002ee2a6
; CYAN LCYAN
"ColorTable03"=dword:00746a31
"ColorTable11"=dword:00efd966
; RED LRED
"ColorTable04"=dword:002900b0
"ColorTable12"=dword:007226f9
; MAGENTA LMAGENTA
"ColorTable05"=dword:00b63865
"ColorTable13"=dword:00ff81ae
; YELLOW LYELLOW
"ColorTable06"=dword:001f97fd
"ColorTable14"=dword:0074dbe6
; LGRAY WHITE
"ColorTable07"=dword:008a908f
"ColorTable15"=dword:00f2f8f8
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
; Low-contrast, pastel color scheme
; for Windows command prompt.
; Values stored as 00-BB-GG-RR
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console]
; BLACK DGRAY
"ColorTable00"=dword:00222222
"ColorTable08"=dword:00454545
; BLUE LBLUE
"ColorTable01"=dword:00a69a7c
"ColorTable09"=dword:00bfad8f
; GREEN LGREEN
"ColorTable02"=dword:00557e6c
"ColorTable10"=dword:007db37d
; CYAN LCYAN
"ColorTable03"=dword:00a18e4c
"ColorTable11"=dword:00d0c16b
; RED LRED
"ColorTable04"=dword:0041569e
"ColorTable12"=dword:006d89cc
; MAGENTA LMAGENTA
"ColorTable05"=dword:009d6d95
"ColorTable13"=dword:00cb8fc1
; YELLOW LYELLOW
"ColorTable06"=dword:002bafca
"ColorTable14"=dword:0056b5bf
; LGRAY WHITE
"ColorTable07"=dword:00808080
"ColorTable15"=dword:00cdcdcd
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
; Zenburn is a low-contrast color scheme
; for Windows command prompt.
; See : http://slinky.imukuppi.org/zenburnpage/
; Values stored as 00-BB-GG-RR
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console]
; BLACK DGRAY
"ColorTable00"=dword:003f3f3f
"ColorTable08"=dword:008080c0
; BLUE LBLUE
"ColorTable01"=dword:00af6464
"ColorTable09"=dword:00ffafaf
; GREEN LGREEN
"ColorTable02"=dword:00008000
"ColorTable10"=dword:007f9f7f
; CYAN LCYAN
"ColorTable03"=dword:00808000
"ColorTable11"=dword:00d3d08c
; RED LRED
"ColorTable04"=dword:00232333
"ColorTable12"=dword:007071e3
; MAGENTA LMAGENTA
"ColorTable05"=dword:00aa50aa
"ColorTable13"=dword:00c880c8
; YELLOW LYELLOW
"ColorTable06"=dword:0000dcdc
"ColorTable14"=dword:00afdff0
; LGRAY WHITE
"ColorTable07"=dword:00ccdcdc
"ColorTable15"=dword:00ffffff
@saviour123
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saviour123 commented Nov 12, 2015

Hi, How do i install it for the command prompt on windows.

@RangerMauve
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RangerMauve commented Nov 16, 2015

@saviour123 All you need to do is just download the file locally and double-click to run it.

@atomicwrites
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atomicwrites commented May 12, 2016

This is pretty good, it's very hard to customize the windows console. my favorite of these themes is zenburn.

@karthikraman
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karthikraman commented Jul 24, 2016

Outstanding! Thanks so much. Great to run Bash on Windows 10 with the sublime monokai colour scheme :)

@austinjdean
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austinjdean commented Aug 4, 2016

@karthikraman, I'm attempting to get these colors to appear in Bash on Windows 10, but despite running the registry files provided here, the color schemes are ignored by Bash. They work in good ol' cmd, but no luck so far for seeing them in Bash. How'd you do it? (The following picture was taken after I ran monokai.reg, and rebooted.)
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@constantinevitt
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constantinevitt commented Aug 5, 2016

^ Change the key from [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console] to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\Command Prompt] or directly to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console%SystemRoot%_system32_bash.exe]

@purag
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purag commented Sep 11, 2016

I have had trouble getting the colors to stick in Bash. It doesn't seem to work with either of the three keys suggested here. Any other tips?

@IGTHORN
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IGTHORN commented Sep 20, 2016

purag, I couldn't find the registry location for these settings, but if you launch bash from the start menu and then change the colours, the next time you launch from the start menu it will have the correct colours. Delete all your other shortcuts (and pinned taskbar shortcuts) and recreate them, they should then inherit the colours.

@roelandmoors
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roelandmoors commented Sep 26, 2016

It seems the properties are stored in the shortcut.
Here is the bash/ubuntu shortcut: C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Bash on Ubuntu on Windows.lnk
These settings override the default settings from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console.
If you create a new shortcut you should have the default settings again.
This is the command: C:\Windows\System32\bash.exe ~
The icon is here: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\lxss\bash.ico

@Elanmarkowitz
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Elanmarkowitz commented Oct 21, 2016

You can also switch to bash from command prompt by using the command bash (same window)

@greenJIS
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greenJIS commented Nov 25, 2016

what is the meaning of colorTables in the program? can u please explain.

@rbeesley
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rbeesley commented Jan 19, 2017

@r03 had the right solution. Once you have things working in a Command Prompt by importing HKCU\Console, unpinning the BASH shortcut from my taskbar and then repining it solved my "colors aren't changing" problem.

@TheRealJimShady
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TheRealJimShady commented Mar 17, 2017

I've downloaded the files and tried the monokai one and it works in git bash but not the command prompt... I have my own custom colours which I've been using, could these be overriding those in the registry?

@TheRealJimShady
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TheRealJimShady commented Mar 17, 2017

...in answer to my own question, for some reason by accessing the prompt via Win + 'cmd' + Enter, it kept my colours, but by doing Win+R 'cmd' + Enter, it used the colours from the registry. wierd.

@GueGuerreiro
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GueGuerreiro commented Mar 17, 2017

@JSmith2412 Open the "Win+ 'cmd'" Shortcut location, open the location of that shortcut ( the real, one and only, cmd.exe ), and make a shortcut of that original cmd and replace it with the one you found previously. Now the themes should match, however way you open it :)

The "Win + 'cmd'" shortcut is using the properties of the cmd.exe before it's colors were changed, so you gonna replace it with the update version.

@tianrluo
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tianrluo commented May 25, 2017

@r03

It seems the properties are stored in the shortcut.

You saved me,
I was trying to reset my configs and deleting entries from regeditor helped on nothing, until I deleted my shortcuts

Thanks a lot

@ChatzisE
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ChatzisE commented Jun 8, 2017

amazing work ! thank you so much , perfect you make my day!

@stkb
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stkb commented Jul 21, 2017

Thanks a lot for these. For reference, here is a great blog post on how Windows Console Host settings work in general: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/2017/06/20/understanding-windows-console-host-settings/

@hodispk
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hodispk commented Jan 15, 2018

Thank you!

@qodunpob
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qodunpob commented Feb 27, 2019

Thanks to this, I was able to customize cmd at will https://gist.github.com/bashkos/4a2e16aa259f16353c040896b42242f5

@stkb 👍

@travisterrell
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travisterrell commented Feb 26, 2020

There is now a Microsoft tool that makes this WAY easier.
https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/tree/master/src/tools/ColorTool

It comes with a 8 themes, or you can get a couple hundred more here:
https://github.com/mbadolato/iTerm2-Color-Schemes/tree/master/schemes

(Just an FYI for those who read the comments before trying this.)

@lakshits11
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lakshits11 commented Feb 9, 2021

How to reset all these color changes..?? Please help me

@travisterrell
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travisterrell commented Feb 9, 2021

@lakshits11 The first one listed (default.reg) should reset the colors to default. (If not, you need to provide a bit of an explanation of what you've done.)

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