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#1 Agnes Leroy

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 13:52

ConsoleZ is a fork of the great Console2 application.

 

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This is a modified version of Console 2 for a better experience under Windows Vista/7/8 and a better visual rendering.

This fork supports:

 

 

    + Splitting Tabs into views (horizontally and vertically)
    + Grouping views (so input sent to one goes to all of them)
    + Windows Vista aero glass theme
    + Windows 7 jumplist
    + Windows 7 wallpaper positions and slideshow
    + Windows 8 wallpapers on dual screen
    + Zooming with Ctrl-Mouse
    + Quake style console animation
    + Strict monospace font rendering
    + Settable opacity of text background color
    + Full screen
    + and more...

 

 

 

 

 




#2 +LogicalApex

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 13:56

How does this compare to Power Shell? I've transitioned to it from the weak command prompt.



#3 OP Agnes Leroy

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 14:00

How does this compare to Power Shell? I've transitioned to it from the weak command prompt.

 

 

You can run Powershell also within this. It got tab support. I can run Cygwin, cmd.exe and Powershell in three separate tabs, in a single window. Very handy. See this blog post about Console 2 : In Search of a Better Windows Console: Using Ansicon, Console2, and Git Bash. You continue to use powershell the way you used before, only in a smart UI/shell.



#4 Max Norris

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 14:02

How does this compare to Power Shell? I've transitioned to it from the weak command prompt.

It's not an actual shell but more of a "wrapper" or a shell host, gives you more flexibility/features.  You can host whatever shell in it you want.  (Including PowerShell.)



#5 +LogicalApex

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 22:12

Thanks @all

 

I'll give this a shot :)