Command Prompt for Windows




Custom Colours and Colour Schemes

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

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

The Colour tab displays the Text drop down list, which contains all the customisable attributes, the colour palette, the predefined colour schemes drop down list and the Status Bar Colour schemes.

Changing Colours

The Text drop down list contains all the attributes for which the colours can be set and include :-

File or path names
Highlighted file or path names
Numbers
Plain text
Highlighted text
Bold text
Environment names
Environment strings
Error messages
Left hand side of equal sign
Highlighted left hand side of equal sign
Right hand side of equal sign
File dates
File times
File attributes
File descriptions
Background

Simply select the attribute to change, then select the colour to associate with the attribute. Continue this process until all the desired colours have been set. Then press the OK button to accept the new colours. The WinOne® Command Prompt will automatically save the new colours and all output from all the WinOne® Command Prompt commands will then use these colours.

Colour Schemes

The Scheme drop down list contains a number of predefined colour schemes, as follows :-

Black on White
Cloudy Day
Default
Emerald Forest
Grey on Black
Ice
Metallic
Ocean
Sun Set
White on Black

Simply select the desired colour scheme and press the OK button to accept the new colour scheme.

Colour Editor

When the screen is capable of displaying 256 colours or more then the Red, Green and Blue values for the default 40 colours used by the WinOne® Command Prompt may be individually set.

From the Colour window simply position the mouse pointer over the colour in the Palette to edit and while holding down the Control key press the left mouse button. This will display the Colour Editor window for the respective colour, as follows :-

Simply set the desired Red, Green or Blue colour values and press the OK button to accept the changes. To reset the colour to the default system colour press the Default key.

A more intuitive colour model is Hue, Luminescence and Saturation (HLS). Simply select the HLS radio button to use the HLS colour model instead of the RGB colour model, as follows :-

Simply set the desired Hue, Luminescence and Saturation values and press the OK button to accept the changes. To reset the colour to the default system colour press the Default key.

Status Bar Colours

The options White, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green and Blue set the colours used for the Status Bar display and digits. The following colours are available :-

White background with black digits.
Yellow background with black digits.
Orange digits on a black background.
Red digits on a black background.
Green digits on a black background.
Blue digits on a black background.

Status Bar Digit Highlighting

The option Digit Highlight will enable the Status Bar digits to be highlighted. When digit highlighting is off the digits in the Status Bar will be drawn as follows :-