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Is it possible to have a slightly transparent command prompt window in Vista or Windows 7?

Are they any 3rd party alternatives?

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I like Console, It supports transparency as well as tabbed command prompts.

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Console is an awesome program. Strongly recommended. –  Weegee Jul 16 '09 at 3:52
Cool, it looks like it has some recent activity. Last time I checked I thought it was a dead project. –  duckworth Jul 16 '09 at 13:30
I tried a couple of ... hours, and didn't quite like it. I think it was the lack of "select+enter" to copy & right button to paste which make me abandon it . –  OscarRyz Jul 16 '09 at 20:22
Tried this on Vista64, no text appears in the console. I can type, and it moves the cursor as if text is there, but nothing is visibly changing. –  Sampson Jul 17 '09 at 15:38
@Oscar Reyes - I have Console 2.0+ configured to do what you want. –  Umber Ferrule Mar 11 '10 at 21:23

If you're looking for a glassy, aero effect, you can use Glass CMD.

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Does it support "quick edit mode" ( select + enter to copy, right click to paste? ) –  OscarRyz Jul 16 '09 at 20:26
It should, it's just modifying the properties of a regular console window. Let me make sure... Yes, it does. –  Cristián Romo Jul 16 '09 at 20:52

There are more "apply transparency to any random window" utilities available than you can shake a stick at. Google up one and give it a shot. You can adjust the transparency on pretty much any window, including consoles.

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Take a look at PowerCmd, see also Terminal emulator with split panes for Windows 7 (64 bit)

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