I can not ask now! How to use Command Prompt 【For beginners】

I can not ask now! How to use Command Prompt 【For beginners】

A command prompt can be used by anyone with a Windows PC, but usually it is rarely used.

However, it is necessary to use it for advanced settings and for programming on Windows . Therefore, it is a good idea to remember the basic usage before studying programming.

It is almost the same as terminal which can be used on Mac .

What is Command Prompt?

Command prompt is a tool for operating and configuring Windows using command statements called commands . You may have seen a black screen.

Instead of using the mouse or trackpad to operate on the command prompt, you operate by entering an instruction called “command” with the keyboard.

This article summarizes basic usage of command prompt and commonly used commands .

How to use command prompt

You can open the command prompt from the start menu.

Please try entering ” cmd.exe ” in search of the start menu . This is the command prompt

Next, I will introduce the flow of enlarging the window and changing the color.

The icon in the top left you must click it to see the properties. From there you can select the font tab and select the font size. It would be nice to make it easy to use by yourself.


It is optional first to be displayed with the command prompt property open.

With the option, it is possible to set the cursor size, command history, editing options.

Cursor size

With the cursor size, it is possible to select the size of the cursor itself displayed on the command prompt from large, medium, and small.

Command History

In the history of commands, it is possible to discard old history that duplicates the buffer size and the number of buffers.

With buffer size you can set how much history you want to save. If you save a lot, increase the number.

The number of buffers can be set for each process. It is unnecessary to change for normal use.

If you set the setting to discard duplicate old logs, it will be a wasteful history.

Editing options
Editing options are essentially in the state that all checked.

In simple edit mode, you can use copy and paste.

In insert mode, commands can be inserted.

When Ctrl is enabled, the Ctrl key becomes available.

Select text
By enabling line wrapping selection, you can display one line by wrapping it.

By expanding the text selection key, you can use common shortcut keys.

Current code page
On the current code page, the character code is displayed.

Using a conventional console
If you activate using a conventional console, you can use a previous version of the command prompt by rebooting.

Learn more about new console features
In the details of the new functions of the console, you can switch to the Microsoft web page and learn about the new functions of the console.

Similarly, you can freely change the size of the window by selecting the size on the font tab.

You can change the font size by size.

You can change the character font in the font.

Selected font
In the selected font you can see how the actually selected font is displayed.

By selecting the “Layout” tab, you can change the size of the screen buffer, the size of the window.

Screen buffer size
With the size of the screen buffer, you can specify the size of the entire screen.

Window size
In the size of the window you can specify the size of the window itself.

Window position
In the position of the window, you can specify the position of the window at command prompt startup.

Screen color
By selecting the “Screen color” tab, you can change the color of the window so that you can see it easily.

With the letters on the screen, it is possible to set what kind of letters, backgrounds and colors to use ultimately.

For colors, it is possible to specify various colors by specifying RGB values.

In addition to the color of the screen, it is also possible to change the character and background color of the popup.

Also, by changing the opacity, if there is another window behind the command prompt, there is a possibility to set whether or not to show through the back window.

When the opacity is 100%, another window behind can not be seen at all.

By setting the opacity to 30%, you can make it easier to see through the back window.

The reason that the opacity is less than 30% is because if the opacity value is too small, the command prompt itself becomes transparent and disappears.

When closing, click the icon in the upper left corner of the command prompt and select Exit, or click the crosshair in the upper right to close it.