How to Make Command Prompt Transparent in Windows 10

Windows 10 have some new features in the command prompt that seem to have been inspired from Linux. Just like in any popular flavor of Linux (say Ubuntu or Mint) where you can change the transparency of the Terminal window, now you can make the command prompt window transparent in Windows 10. There are many benefits of having a transparent window – first of all it looks cool to have a transparent window, and then you can read the instructions on a website through the transparent command prompt window and execute them in the command prompt at the same time.

If you want to make the command prompt window transparent in Windows 10, then you can follow these instructions:

  1. Open a command prompt window by pressing the hotkey Win+X and selecting Command prompt from the menu that appears.
  2. When the command prompt window opens up, right-click on its top-left corner (on the C:\ icon) and choose Properties from the menu.Command Prompt Opacity in Windows 10
  3. This will open the Command Prompt Properties window. You have to select the Experimental tab here. Then select the checkbox labeled Enable experimental console features and choose an opacity level for the command prompt window. You can select the opacity anywhere from 30% to 100%. Of course, for a transparent command prompt window, you have to choose the opacity to be less than 100%.Command Prompt Opacity in Windows 10
  4. Click on the OK button to save the settings. Now you should have a transparent command prompt window.Command Prompt Opacity in Windows 10

Conclusion: Windows 10 offers transparency for the command prompt window and allows you to customize the opacity of the command prompt window from anywhere between 100% to 30%.