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                                 MENUCOLOR
 
Sets the text and background colors for the startup menu. You can use this
command only within a menu block in your CONFIG.SYS file.
 
The startup menu is a list of choices that appears when you start your
computer. You define a startup menu by using special CONFIG.SYS commands.
Each item on the menu corresponds to a set of CONFIG.SYS commands called a
"configuration block." A startup menu makes it possible to start your
computer with a variety of configurations. For more information about
defining multiple configurations, see the chapter "Configuring Your System"
in the MS-DOS User's Guide.
 
Syntax
 
    MENUCOLOR=x[,y]
 
Parameters
 
x
    Specifies the color of the menu text. You can specify a value from 0 to
    15; For a list of values and colors, see "Color Values" later in this
    topic.
 
y
    Specifies the color of the screen background. You can specify a value
    from 0 to 15; For a list of values and colors, see "Color Values" later
    in this topic. The y value is optional; if you do not specify a value,
    MS-DOS displays the specified text color on a black background.
 
Be sure to specify different values for x and y, or the text will not be
readable.
 
Color Values
 
Valid color values are from 0 to 15, as follows:
 
    0  Black             8  Gray
    1  Blue              9  Bright blue
    2  Green            10  Bright green
    3  Cyan             11  Bright cyan
    4  Red              12  Bright red
    5  Magenta          13  Bright magenta
    6  Brown            14  Yellow
    7  White            15  Bright white
 
Note: On some displays, colors 8 through 15 blink.
 
Related Commands
 
The MENUCOLOR command is one of six special CONFIG.SYS commands for defining
startup menus and multiple configurations. The other commands are as
follows:
 
*  The <INCLUDE> command, which includes the contents of one configuration
   block in another. This command cannot be included in a menu block.
 
*  The <MENUITEM> command, which defines an item on the menu.
 
*  The <MENUDEFAULT> command, which specifies the default menu item.
 
*  The <NUMLOCK> command, which specifies the state of the NUM LOCK key when
   the startup menu appears. (Although NUMLOCK can be used anywhere in the
   CONFIG.SYS file, it is especially useful when defining a startup menu.)
 
*  The <SUBMENU> command, which defines a submenu.
 
For an overview of the procedure for defining multiple configurations, see
the topic <Commands for Defining Multiple Configurations>
 
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                             MENUCOLOR--Example
 
The following MENUCOLOR command sets the menu text to bright white and the
screen background to blue:
 
    menucolor=15, 1
 
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