Data type Range Default value
REG_DWORD Foreground color number Background color number 0x000000F5


Specifies the colors used in popup windows, by color number.

The value of this entry is an 8-byte hexadecimal value. The first four bytes (high word) represent the background color. The last four bytes (low word) represent the text color.

Hexadecimal value Color
0 Black
1 Blue
2 Green
3 Aqua
4 Red
5 Purple
6 Yellow
7 White
8 Gray
9 Light Blue
A Light Green
B Light Aqua
C Light Red
D Light Purple
E Light Yellow
F Bright White

Change method

To change the colors of the popup windows, click the system menu icon in the title bar, and then select either Defaults to change the settings for all instances of that window, or Properties to change the current window only. Click the Colors tab, and then use the color well control options to change the values.

Activation method

Changes made in the Properties dialog box are effective immediately. Changes made in the Defaults dialog box or in the registry are effective the next time you open a console window.

Note Image Note

The values in the registry reflect the default window settings.