Another needed step to make the Cmd feel more responsive and dynamic.294 votes
When executing a long running task, you often switch away from the console window to do something else. Sometimes these tasks prompt you (e.g. to confirm to overwrite a file).
It would be nice if the taskbar button (for example) could change colors indicating that the program in the console window needs keyboard input similar to how Windows highlights the taskbar button when requiring privilege escalation.15 votes
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.191 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 a nice visual enhancement, 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 slider162 votes
Add commands to interact with standard Windows features. Metro Notifications, systray messages, Message boxes, and maybe even window actions. (close/minimize other windows)25 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.117 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 :)]88 votes
I frequently use the OS X terminal when teaching Python *even for Windows developers*. Much of what you are doing with the command prompt is going to fix this. But the ability to hit a single hotkey and clear the console is very helpful. Please give us this feature.38 votes
You got it, it’s on our backlog, including the ability to clear the console while an app or script is executing. We’ll have to think carefully about the latter, especially. —Rich
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…18 votes
Add additional fonts and font sizes to the windows / cmd.exe console in windows 8+.
The current font selection needs to be expanded especially at smaller font sizes.
Nice to have: A setting in console window system menu to add 'open console here' right click menu command to windows explorer (without hitting alt/shift right click like in windows 8.4 votes
Pasting the contents of the clipboard loses all formatting - msbuild (and other programs probably) format (colourize) their output which makes them far more readable but only while it's in the command window.
Preserving the formatting when copying would provide the same benefits in the event the command output is copied and pasted to a file4 votes
A new version of old edlin and debug will be fine..thanks2 votes
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