Sunday, August 23, 2015

How do I set up the transparency control for the Command Prompt window in Windows 10?

In Windows 10 (Version 10.0.10240) you can adjust the transparency of the Command Prompt window and you will be able to read text on a screen behind it. In some cases it could be a very handy feature.

How do you enable this feature?

The next image shows the Command Prompt window on a computer running Windows 10.


Right click the title (top of above page) to display the Properties pages as shown:


Switch to the Colors tab and you get the following screen:


You will notice that the Opacity control is present at the bottom of the screen but not enabled.

How do you enable it?

Go back to the Options screen and take away the check mark on Use legacy console.


Now go back to Colors tab again and you will see it is enabled.


Now I adjusted it to around 50% and dragged the Command Prompt window over my Notepad document as shown. You can read the text on my Notepad through the partially transparent Command Prompt window.


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