With PowerShell 5.0, there are lot of customization options. Presently I have created my own color scheme. But I couldn't figure it out how to set these color options permanently.

Set-PSReadlineOption -TokenKind Operator -ForegroundColor "Magenta"
Set-PSReadlineOption -TokenKind Command -ForegroundColor "DarkYellow"
Set-PSReadlineOption -TokenKind Parameter -ForegroundColor "Magenta"

Now I kept these commands in Profile script, so that they will be loaded automatically, however it doesn't work in all cases when the shell is reset and if I want to load another Profile. Irrespective of profiles, the background color and other options which are available in PowerShell UI remain consistent. I want the same thing.

How do I permanently set these color options for PowerShell Console.


Its possible that you are setting the colour properties in the wrong profile.

PowerShell actually has 6 profiles to chose from:

Current User, Current Host - console: $Home\[My ]Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Profile.ps1

Current User, All Hosts:$Home\[My ]Documents\Profile.ps1

All Users, Current Host - console: $PsHome\Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1

All Users, All Hosts: $PsHome\Profile.ps1

Current user, Current Host - ISE: $Home\[My ]Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Microsoft.PowerShellISE_profile.ps1

All users, Current Host - ISE: $PsHome\Microsoft.PowerShellISE_profile.ps1

Please try and set the profile colouring in the all users, all hosts profile to see if the settings persist. If it does, then try modifying for your various profiles as a user to get the configuration you want.

for more reading on PowerShell profiles (source for this answer) - see https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/heyscriptingguy/2012/05/21/understanding-the-six-powershell-profiles/

  • PowerShell has four profiles, not six. It has a different profile for each console host (whether this be powershell.exe, PowerGUI, ISE, VSCode, etc.) Dec 14 '18 at 17:44
  • My color profile is not to be found in any profile.ps1 file on my entire system. I type '$profile' and I'm told my profile file is C:\Users[username]\OneDrive\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1. I go to the directory and the file isn't there. Also not visible when turning on display of hidden files in the folder options. I've set a color scheme that I want to replicate everywhere. Opening PS from explorer shows me my custom color scheme. Starting PS from the task bar does not. I can't be bothered manually duplicating the color scheme. What do?
    – Jay
    Feb 22 '20 at 18:56

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