Normal QuakeMode is active by default, you can return to it by setting $Host.PrivateData.Settings.QuakeMode = "Top" but you can also try {[ $Host.PrivateData.Settings.QuakeMode = "Bottom" }} -- the "Left" and "Right" modes aren't fully implemented yet (it will dock, but not hide), because I don't think anyone would use them anyway...

If you don't like QuakeMode, you can disable it completely by setting $Host.PrivateData.Settings.QuakeMode = "None" , and if you have problems with the default hotkey (Win+C) to unhide it, you can set set it to $Host.PrivateData.Settings.FocusKey = "Ctrl+Alt+P" or something else that's easier to type.

I'm hoping that in the next release I can make it so that the ShowInTaskBar setting is either "Auto" (the way it behaves now) "Never" or "Always" ... for now it dissapears from the taskbar when the window is hidden in QuakeMode.

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Last edited Apr 17, 2012 at 7:55 PM by Jaykul, version 18


Krischu Dec 1, 2011 at 8:53 AM 
Discard my request for source code. Found it!

Krischu Dec 1, 2011 at 8:29 AM 
Could it be that the binary doesn't match the current source state? I'm getting:

21]: $Host.PrivateData.Settings.AutoHide = $true

Die AutoHide-Eigenschaft wurde in diesem Objekt nicht gefunden. Stellen Sie sicher, dass sie vorhanden ist und festgelegt werden kann.
Bei Zeile:1 Zeichen:28
+ $Host.PrivateData.Settings. <<<< AutoHide = $true
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : PropertyAssignmentException

and a bunch of others when I cut&paste the Quakemode settings above.

Where can I find the source? I would like to embed the console into a WPF project.


cipher Jan 25, 2011 at 11:37 PM 
Same here, borders aren't working and not resizing.

Wabiloo Sep 7, 2010 at 9:59 PM 
On my Windows 7 machine, I don't seem to be able to get this to work: borders don't disappear, the window doesn't get resized, the border colour doesn't change, etc.
Any idea why?

Hades32 Mar 30, 2009 at 1:12 PM 
Opacity setting doesn't seem to work...

skolima Aug 22, 2007 at 1:10 PM 
What should I enter for FocusKey to bind PoshConsole to F12, like the KDE YaKuake does by default?

Jaykul Jul 19, 2007 at 3:22 PM 
Yeah, the config file will be in ... uhm ... your Local Application Data folder (eg, on Vista: C:\Users\Joel\AppData\Local\Huddled_Masses\ or on XP: C:\Documents and Settings\Joel\Local Settings\Application Data\Huddled_Masses) ...inside a folder who's name starts with PoshConsole.exe ... you're looking for the *user.config* file ... which is just an XML file you can edit

PoSHadmin Jul 19, 2007 at 9:39 AM 
I tried to set this up, but the hotkey didn't work. Now I think i've set it to an ivalid value and I can't see Posh Console any more (the process dies after about 5 minutes).

Can I change the settings back without being in Posh Console?