Command Prompt for Windows

Background Pictures

The system menu contains the Attributes... option, as below :-

When selected will display the Attributes window containing the Background tab, as below :-

The Background tab displays the current background picture, the Position drop down list, the Transparency value and the Path for the currently selected picture.

Selecting a background picture

Valid pictures must be in .JPG, .GIF or .BMP format to be able to be used as a background picture. .JPG and .GIF are only supported on Windows 2000 onwards. Simply click on the Picture radio button to display the Picture Open window as follows :-

Once the desired picture is selected press Open to use that picture.

Removing a background picture

Select the No Picture radio button to remove the background picture.

Picture Options

After selecting a background picture select the desired position for the picture from the Position drop down list. The supported positions include Centred, Titled or Stretched.

The picture can also be blended into the background colour of the currently selected colour scheme. The Transparency value determines the amount of blending the picture should do with the background colour. These values range from 0 to 255. A value of 0 will totally hide the background picture so that only the background colour is visible. A value of 255 will totally hide the background colour so that only the picture is visible. The default value is 127 displays 50% picture and 50% background colour.

Free Public Domain Pictures included with WinOne

The following sample pictures have been included in the WinOne® Command Prompt package and they can be found in the directory in which the WinOne® Command Prompt is installed :-

1. leaves.bmp

2. nebula.bmp

1. lightnin.bmp

1. skyline.bmp

The above images have the following options set :-

  • Position: Stretch
  • Transparency: 85

If you find that you are unable to read the text displayed on the main WinOne® Command Prompt window after setting a background picture, simply lower the Transparency value to suit your needs.