How to change colors of console window?

Bengt Richter bokr at
Wed Jan 8 18:49:43 CET 2003

On Wed, 8 Jan 2003 08:47:05 -0700, "Cousin Stanley" <CousinStanley at> wrote:

>> Is there a way to change the drab white on black of the dos console window
>> to some other color scheme, say yellow on blue ?
>|| system menu > properties > colors
>|| To get the system menu, Alt-Spacebar should drop it down,
>|| or click the icon at the leftmost in the title bar.
>Bengt ...
>On the Win98 system that I use
>there seems to be NO Color Options available
>on any of the  DOS > Properties  dialogs ...
Sorry, I've got NT4, and I wasn't thinking much beyond
my nose, I'm afraid ;-/

>There is a  Background  button on the DOS menu bar,
>but it seems non-functional ...
>Are there other  Win/DOS  config settings that affect
>the availability of the color options ???
I'm not going to load up w98 to chase it, but I'm sure
someone will have the scoop ;-)

w98 console is annoying in other ways too, IIRC. I.e., you
have to load doskey to get line recall, and then that doesn't
get inherited when you run python in the console interactively?

Bengt Richter

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