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Windows Console Color Tool


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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 9/9/2017.

ColorTool is a utility for helping to set the color palette of the Windows Console. By default, applies the colors in the specified .itermcolors or .ini file to the current console window. This does NOT save the properties automatically. For that, you'll need to open the properties sheet and hit "Ok". Included should be a schemes/ directory with a selection of schemes of both formats for examples. Feel free to add your own preferred scheme to that directory.

To install Windows Console Color Tool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install colortool

To upgrade Windows Console Color Tool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade colortool


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $tools = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $content = Join-Path (Split-Path $tools) 'content'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage `
        -PackageName 'colortool' `
        -Url '' `
        -Checksum 'EF317660A8CACA83C708B2915274B2B4D611A3AB90C4DE128D21B58461FCDDFA' `
        -ChecksumType 'SHA256' `
        -UnzipLocation $content

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Software Author(s)

  • Windows Console Team


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