How To Make Command Prompt Look Like The Matrix

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      There are 2 ways to make the command prompt look like The Matrix. One way makes it look like you’re command prompt is the Matrix and you can still use it as normal, the other way generates random numbers in green on the command prompt to look like The Matrix.

      Firstly, to make the command prompt look like The Matrix (so you can leave it running on the screen), put the following text into notepad and save it as a .bat file:

      @echo off
      color 02
      echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random%

      %random% %random% %random% %random%
      goto start

      Run the bat file to start it off.

      The second method just turns the command prompt text to green with a black background. It doesn’t have the same Matrix look, but it looks cool, like an old terminal shell.

      1. Start up the command prompt (Start -> Type “cmd” and hit enter)
      2. In the title bar of the command prompt (to the far left of the X to close command prompt), right click on the little icon that looks like a mini command prompt
      3. Click Properties, or Defaults if you want the command prompt to always look like The Matrix
      4. Click the Colors tab
      5. Select the Screen Text radio button
      6. Change the value of Green to 255, or 192 for an understated green. The exact number will depend on what looks good on your monitor
      7. Click OK

      If you clicked on Defaults instead of Properties, you need to restart the command prompt for it to take effect. After restarting the command prompt, it will then look like The Matrix, with green text.

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