Console2 for Windows – semi-transparent NodeJS shell, PowerShell or cmd

Update: I switched from Console2 to ConEmu. ConEmu is far more advanced.

Console2 is great little front-end for Windows. It makes PowerShell even more usable. It’s very flexible and you can configure console window to behave like terminal window on MacOS or Linux. It has also support for transparency. It’s simply great. No need to add any more words. Just try it.

I’d like to add few more hints.

Enable transparancy

  • Go to Settings – Appearance – More…
  • Select Window transparency – Alpha
  • Change alpha level of Active and Inacative window.

Result:

Copy on left mouse button click, paste on middle button click

Default configuration of mouse is not very useful. You have to press Shift and Left Mouse to select and copy text. Make small adjustment:

  • Settings – Hotkeys – Mouse
  • Change: Copy/clear selection to Left + Shift
  • Change: Select text to Left

Use Console2 as front-end for NodeJS

You can use Console2 to invoke also NodeJS shell. Just create Tab definition for NodeJS.

  • Go to Settings – Tabs
  • Add NodeJS and set Shell to: “C:\Program Files (x86)\nodejs\node.exe”

Create new Tab with NodeJS profile:

Awesome :)

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5. August 2012 at 13:33 - Software engineering (Tags: , , , , , , ). Both comments and pings are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Console2 for Windows – semi-transparent NodeJS shell, PowerShell or cmd”

  • Maximus says:

    Did you try ConEmu? http://sourceforge.net/projects/conemu/
    Hanselman’s article: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ConEmuTheWindowsTerminalConsolePromptWeveBeenWaitingFor.aspx
    Some user reviews: http://stackoverflow.com/a/10904494/1405560

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  • georgik says:

    @Maximus Thanks for links. It looks very interesting.

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  • Ari says:

    How did you get console2 to show colors in vim?

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  • georgik says:

    It works without problem.
    Maybe you need to invoke vim command:
    :syntax on

    Or store it in ~/.vimrc

    I switched from Console2 to ConEmu, it’s much better.

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  • Diego says:

    Thanks

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