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  1. Command line needs more love for developers. It doesn't feel on par with the Linux/Mac development experience.

    Appeareance is simply ugly.

    Windows should strive to attract more talented developers. User Experience (for Developers!) also matters.

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    • Implement the && statement separator in Powershell

      Support a series of commands separated by &&, just like CMD and Bash do. Example:

      git fetch && git checkout origin/master && msbuild /m

      Halt execution when any command returns a non-zero exit value, without making the user set $ErrorActionPreference

      Similar item over on windowsserver.uservoice.com has several votes:

      https://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/301869-powershell/suggestions/11087898-implement-the-and-operators-that-bash-has

      8 votes
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      • Custom interior padding

        Would be a great thing to be able to set the interior padding in Powershell (to something else than the default of 1 px).

        Other people have talked about this before, for example see: https://superuser.com/questions/1123126/adding-padding-to-powershell-window-just-as-in-css

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        • SSH private key with Powershell Bash

          Hey,

          with new addition of Linux Subsystem, having easier option of adding private keys for SSH would be great. Currently, i find implementation quite bothersome. Workarounds from over the net are quite gray area and they dont work 100 % of time ( or i simply didnt found solution which will work as intended ).

          In my opinion this is a must have for System Admin which work on both Linux and Windows, with Windows 10 as personal OS. Some configuration based on Putty would be great, where you can store commonly used ip-s and fqdns of servers, adding new,…

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          • Needs better color management and a margin left and top

            There is no margin which makes it difficult to read and copy text - better colour management as you can currently only edit the Main text and background i would dearly love to see themes implemented with some solozied varients

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