I had configured custom colours for the Git Bash, which runs inside a regular cmd window. Now I want to remove those settings, because I want to use one colour scheme for my entire system.

I deleted every subkey of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console (which did include a “Git Bash” key), and then the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console itself. I also deleted every Console key in HKEY_USERS. The regular cmd console has indeed been reset, but the Git Bash cmd instance still uses my custom colours after I log off and on again. Where are those colours stored, and how can I delete them?


It turns out that Windows also stores console preferences in shortcuts. Deleting the shortcut and creating a new shortcut resolved the problem for me.


Try Color.

Use color /? to see all the commands.

COLOR - If no argument is given, this command restores the color to what it was when CMD.EXE started. This value either comes from the current console window, the /T command line switch or from the DefaultColor registry value.

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    COLOR does reset how the colours are used, but the actual colours that are displayed are still those configured in the properties. I meant resetting those colours. – Ruud Jul 28 '13 at 13:59

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