PoshConsole 2.1 (Q2 2011)

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Change Set: 9ac7432f3c51
Released: May 20, 2011
Updated: May 20, 2011 by Jaykul
Dev status: Beta Help Icon

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Release Notes

This release is over a year overdue ... so it's hard to even begin to explain all the many changes, but a few big things are worth mentioning:

First: The whole UI has been done in "Metro" style -- I still have some work to do there.
Second: Quake Mode is back: just drag the window against the top of screen. {Use WIN+C to get it back. (or Win+Shift+C if Win+C is taken, etc)}
Third: $Host.PrivateData.Colors works again
Fourth: There's an Add-Hotkey command that sets a global hotkey that works even when the window's not focused -- this lets you execute scriptblocks by hotkey.

  • You can drag the window by holding Ctrl while clicking anywhere on the window, not just on the top of the window ...
  • The $Host.UI.RawUI.ForegroundColor and $Host.UI.RawUI.BackgroundColor control all the colors in the UI ...
  • Exporting/Importing history affects the arrow-up history as well as Get-History
  • For every Profile.ps1 script that PowerShell has, PoshConsole also supports Profile_exit.ps1 scripts
  • The host-specific profile is PoshConsole_profile.ps1 ... which may be in either your profile directory, or the WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\ directory (you can see these as properties on the $profile variable as in PowerShell.exe).

There are several known issues:
  • Most notably: you're supposed to be able to turn the Metro style off, but that doesn't work yet
  • The only values that really work well for $Host.Settings.QuakeMode are "None" and "Top"
  • You can't run interactive console apps (like vim)

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