Custom nice colors in Windows shells

We'll be using scoop to install the necessary tools.

Quickstart with scoop

  • Install git separately. Here's the link: I recommend the following customizations in the installer:
    • Use Notepad++ as default editor
    • Use True Type fonts in all console windows
    • Check out as-is, commit as-is
  • Win+ R -> powershell. In PowerShell (answer ‘Y’ when asked):
Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -scope CurrentUser
iex (new-object net.webclient).downloadstring('')
  • scoop is now installed, if you had any open cmd windows - close them now.

Colors for cmd.exe and PowerShell

Install concfg using scoop or from here:

scoop install concfg

Command to import the colorscheme:

concfg import <path-to-json>

Color scheme as a gihib gist:

Dmitry Avtonomov
Software Engineer

My main research interests are data visualization and processing for mass spectrometry.