Community Preview (Alpha)

Rating:        Based on 9 ratings
Reviewed:  7 reviews
Downloads: 3568
Released: Jan 18, 2009
Updated: Jan 19, 2009 by Jaykul
Dev status: Alpha Help Icon

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Release Notes

There's a ton of new stuff in this release ... and I'll write it all up later. (sorry) I needed to get a new release out so people could play with Out-WPF and New-BootsThread (they're in the PoshWpf.dll, add it as a module). This release (probably) only works with the PowerShell 2 CTP ...


  • Try running the "QuakeMode" cmdlet (full name is Get-QuakeMode, but nevermind that) in the console.
  • Try pressing the focus hotkey: WINC by default (but if you're a quake junky, you can set it to WINOEMTILDE)


Remember, this is a preview :) There's a known bug with resizing the window if you turn off the Vista aero look on the window (or are not running Vista with aero) -- I wrote some custom window drawing, and broke the resizing for the custom "Expression" looking mode. If you're on XP, you won't really be able to resize the window larger than it starts up, if you're on Vista, just leave the "Native Methods" on (that is, leave it so it looks aero, instead of switching to the gray look).

Reviews for this release

It's working fine for me on Win7 64bit (RTM). There was a minor (cosmetic only) profile-related bug on start which I mentioned to Jaykul in the #powershell IRC channel, and he fixed it on the spot. PoshConsole casts off a lot of limitations found in cmd or the PS console (not the ISE, which uses a different metaphor). PoshConsole is going places!
by BryanLockwood on Sep 14, 2009 at 2:36 AM
Doesn't seem to work on Vista x64. It immediately crashes consistently. UPDATE: I just tried re-downloading this and it still crashes.
by justinc on Jul 16, 2009 at 4:37 PM
not very stable , but it has potential to get very popular if bugs are fixed
by Amirghz on Apr 3, 2009 at 2:40 PM
running WinXP SP2, couldn't get the version to work. i.e. crashes on running it. says "System.methodmissingexception". will try source code and compile. ok. uninstalled PoshConsole, installed SP3 for WinXP then installed Powershell 2 CTP3 and then installed Poshconsole. it works beautifully
by kfadnis on Mar 25, 2009 at 6:55 PM
Crashed on Windows Server 2008 x64 too.
by mschnecke on Mar 23, 2009 at 3:00 PM
Instantly dies on XP SP2 with: Method not found: 'Void System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.Runspace.set_ApartmentState(System.Threading.ApartmentState)'. at PoshConsole.CommandRunner.StartRunspace() at PoshConsole.CommandRunner.ThreadRun() at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart_Context(Object state) at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, Co
by rhencke on Feb 5, 2009 at 3:30 PM
Installed under WinXP SP2. At invocation, immediately blows up (i.e. encounters a bug) with debug message : "An unhandled exception ("System.MissingMethodException") occurred in PoshConsole.exe [5816]".
by chuckmoore55 on Jan 29, 2009 at 4:20 PM