From time to time I get re-bound to an operating system that’s not my favourite: Windows. This time it’s in the Windows 7 incarnation. OK, I have to admit that there are some nice features, but that doesn’t really pays the bill of everything else I have to bear.
What I do at first is to install Cygwin which relieves the pain a bit. Still, I was not really satisfied with Windows command line based shell, it doesn’t feel right. There are so many rough edges that it’s no fun to use.
The .minttyrc allows to set the defaults:
BoldAsFont=0 ForegroundColour=0,0,0 BackgroundColour=255,255,221 OpaqueWhenFocused=0 Transparency=0 FontHeight=10 Rows=55 Font=Consolas CursorType=0