Linked by fran on Sat 24th Dec 2011 10:08 UTC
Windows "The new Windows PowerShell is coming. Actually, Microsoft has just launched a Community Technology Preview of Windows PowerShell version 3, although the final version 3 probably won’t ship until it comes out with Windows 8. It also will be available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The CTP will install on those OSes."
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RE: Window shell width
by boxy on Sat 24th Dec 2011 19:43 UTC in reply to "Window shell width"
boxy
Member since:
2011-06-20

Can we maximize PowerShell's window yet? It irritates me to no end that in this day and age...


Indeed it is unfortunate that the maximize button on the console host doesn't actually maximize in both the horizontal and vertical directions. This is not the fault of PowerShell, though, but of the console host that it runs inside. The same host is used for cmd.exe.

In fact this is so retarded that Scott Hanselman, a Microsoft employee, recommends installing a third party console host. Full article here:

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/Console2ABetterWindowsCommandPrompt.a...

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RE[2]: Window shell width
by f0dder on Sun 25th Dec 2011 15:12 in reply to "RE: Window shell width"
f0dder Member since:
2009-08-05

Console2 is great, but...

1) try running multiple tabs and killing one of it's spawned processes.
2) try running some "full screen textmode" programs (ie, those using the console API rather than just writing stdout).

I'm afraid there's no simple way to get it working perfectly... the Win32 console API was written for speed, backward compatibility and to be similar to hardware PC text video modes, not for flexible goodness :/

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