Parse console output for urls and make it possible to open them with a click (or ctrl+click).337 votes
Yep, this would be really cool. Not just for URLs, but things like paths too. Script emits a path to an error log? Just ctrl+click it to open!
I can see some trickery around the parsing (performance impacts? security? and of course the parsing itself…) and the launching of another app (security again?). But it would be awesome.
It’s on our backlog for sure.
Another needed step to make the Cmd feel more responsive and dynamic.332 votesin preview · AdminRich Turner (Sr. Program Manager, Windows Console & WSL, Windows Developer) responded
Thanks all for your votes on this. Finally added ability to zoom console via CTRL + Scroll-Wheel.
It would be great if there could be a global hotkey to activate and deactivate the console window.
This is also called a "quake style" command line, similar to the console in Quake games.
For example, if I have the console running in the background, but my current focus is Visual Studio and I hit Ctrl+`, it should activate the console window by making it the current focus. Hitting Ctrl + ` again would make Visual Studio the focus.
iTerm2 on the Mac has this and it's my favorite feature.200 votes
You will be Rich’s best friend forever. He loves the idea of a Quake console as well and talks about it all the time. :P I know for sure this is in our backlog already.
Some of the suggestions like persistence and multiple sessions and whatnot seem related to the “history between sessions” and tabs/multiplexing ideas. Same technical challenges apply, but sounds possible at some point. :)
Transparency is an essential visual enhancement for many and should generally only apply to the window contents and not the surrounding "chrome" of the window, such as the title bar and scroll bar.
Optionally, the Console "frame" could be made transparent when focused/un-focused, controlled via separate transparency slider
Also, it'd be awesome if the Console background could support the Fluent blurring effect to reduce the distraction of the contents of underlying windows while giving some visual cue as to what the app underneath is doing.187 votes
Can you please add a GUI control in CMD window settings to change the code page, instead of CHCP command & remembering the boring numbers?
Especially, allow us to enable UTF-8 encoding easily (it already works, great, thanks!)14 votes
Now that you can easily select text [with ctrl+a or just by dragging over it] and copy and paste text [with ctrl+c & ctrl+d], why not make that we should not be required to delete every character separately?! Please make the backspace and delete key work to delete all selected text.124 votes
Oooh yep. That is a natural extension of what we’ve done. It’s just a lot trickier to manipulate the input line (there are different input modes that apps can subscribe to and whatnot) than it is to enable more ways to select the output. But I hear you for sure. Now that we select more like a text editor, I want it all! It’s on the backlog. :)
2.Please add an (optional) status-bar showing the cursor position in X:Y coordinates, Insert key mode, Text selection mode, etc.
[Transposed from my original asks posted in 2011 :)]97 votes
Please support long paths (>MAX_PATH) - robocopy supports that, the Windows API supports that (=> "\\.\").
Right now I have to use subst to shorten the path, which is a real pain.62 votes
I use CMD to run Apps like Blender from Blender foundation were the is a lot of text being posted onto CMD from the application it would be amazing if you could set CMD to always appear on top of other windows, just like Task Manager that way you could being working in the application and see any text in Cmd8 votes
Add commands to interact with standard Windows features. Metro Notifications, systray messages, Message boxes, and maybe even window actions. (close/minimize other windows)28 votes
First, I love the new experimental features! Only complaint, not enough of them. Lots and lots of developers use Linux simply because of the customization offered by those OSs, so give us more!
Tabs, more fonts, colors, backgrounds. Maybe Im understating how difficult it would be to enable this stuff, but **** turn it into an option. A lot of Windows users will never know its there, so make these types of options available as a non-default setting. You could even hide it :) We will find it I promise.9 votesfine feedback. :) · AdminRich Turner (Sr. Program Manager, Windows Console & WSL, Windows Developer) responded
We hear ya. Alas, we’re a very small team (3 dev’s) and have a loooooong list of (several hundred) issues & asks that we’re prioritizing and working through, many of which involve modernizing a fragile, >30 yr. old code-base, which must be done with great care.
If you want more colors, emit 24-bit RGB color sequences. We have improved font support, backgrounds, transparency, zooming, fluent UX, better tabs, animations, regions, and several tens of future features. on our backlog.
Bear with us while we continue to crank through our feature list.
Not directly cmd.exe but closely related: Working in CMD often requires to manually set PATH variables (since there still is no default location for user installed binaries like perl, python, MinGW etc.) and as of now the UI is completly unusable:
* Working with one single big string
* No validation of paths
* No easy enable/disable or (manual) sorting of paths
* No resizing of the window/input text field
Alternatively, you could add a startup script like the good old "bashrc" on linux where you could use a couple of SET commands to configure your CMD by hand…22 votes
It would be great option to let shell be Quake-style - to have it launched on start and quickly toggled by hotkey. Idea is inspired by Terra Terminal and Guake for *nix3 votes
It would be great if you published a netstandard (Windows-only, but useable in Framework or Core) nuget package with a robust managed wrapper using code similar to whats in your MiniTerm example. As part of your existing open source repo, we could all help on developing it so people need only reference an official nuget package and easily make their own ConPTY clients.1 vote
I want a way to switch the locale for each console. Like LANG=C. This will be easy to get more feedback and Issue from non-English speaking countries. I think.1 vote
"CSI ? 7 l" or "CSI ? 7 h" (disables or enables auto-wrapping) is available since VT100 but it is still not supported by the Windows Console.
We are currently developing an internal log viewer tool, and it would be a lot easier if we wouldn't have to find a workaround which can be used instead of that escape sequence.1 vote
Don't just have plain Linux, but support the running of other OS such as FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenIndiana, not on WSL but another subsystem.2 votes
Created to raise support for Console issue #218 that itself is an extension of issue #57
From the issue OP: "Under a certain console/PTY, assume the font family/size is specified, give a string, and return the space (a bit mask of the character matrix?) it would occupy."
Closest implementation is wcwidth and wcswidth as mentioned in Issue on Linux. This API is required for anything involving zero width joiners, as are any scripts involving more complicated rules, or RTL scripts.1 vote
Some apps (*cough* vim) support mouse but don't disable quick edit mode, so it is unusable unless I disable it for the whole console. Can we add a menu item to toggle quick edit mode for the current console?1 vote
Once you change properties in specific apps, the change you made never coordinates with the default. And there is no means to reset it to the default without directly changing the registry.
I'd like to remove the property of PowerShell and reset it to the default.2 votes
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