Is there a way to store settings for the command prompt, so it doesn't revert to default when you close it.

I saw this page which allowed me to change the prompt default but what about things like text color? Is there something similar that needs to be done?

For example I love green and dont want to do

color a

every time...


Got color, but what about Title of the window? Is there a way to make that default?


title My New Color Window
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    for the title there's no default configuration. You could configure a cmd.exe shortcut that executes the title command. But that's not generic enough.
    – A Dwarf
    Jul 14, 2011 at 18:12
  • you can do bpth with one command only, and put that in a shortcut. see my solution below.
    – kokbira
    Jul 14, 2011 at 18:37

3 Answers 3


Click the Control Icon in the command prompt window (icon in the top left of the window) and choose the Defaults options.

Tweak to your content. :)

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  • you can click that!?!
    – sealz
    Jul 14, 2011 at 17:49
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    Yup. You can. Don't worry if your changes don't show immediately. Close the window and start another 'cmd' command and those settings will show.
    – A Dwarf
    Jul 14, 2011 at 17:49
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    Or just right-click the title bar, that's exactly the same :)
    – gronostaj
    Mar 5, 2013 at 13:59

You can configure the Windows Command Prompt to run any commands you want, including color, title and prompt using the registry key at

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor\Autorun

If the Autorun key does not exist, create a REG_SZ key Autorun.

Any commands you put in here will be executed for all new cmd.exe windows. Customize away!


I have a lot of ways to change colors, but it is the easier one to change colors and title. Only "start > run" the command bellow or create a shortcut or a BAT with that command:

cmd /k color 89 & title=Your custom title

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