What is concern to Windows, since it’s beginning, one of the greater miss (imho) is the windows console prompt, it’s very limited while comparing to linux shells. Ok, I agree that Windows Command Prompt is not a shell but it isn’t a console either. It can’t be maximized to the screen resolution, the default settings are very … urhg.
I know that developed the PowerShell Console, but they still have all the same “features” with a blue background, which is not very interesting.
They are some alternatives, one of the most rated is PowerCMD, a commercial software with one month trial. It’s is great, it is easy to use, support tabs, multi-window but is not free.
Console is a Windows console window enhancement. Console features include: multiple tabs, text editor-like text selection, different background types, alpha and color-key transparency, configurable font, different window styles
Is great but …… can’t be maximized.
Recently i stumbled with a project based on Console project, named ConsoleZ and if nothing was different, it support maximization :-). And for me was enough. Some of their features:
This is a modified version of Console 2 for a better experience under Windows Vista/7/8 and a better visual rendering.
This fork supports:
Splitting Tabs into views (horizontally and vertically)
Grouping views (so input sent to one goes to all of them)
Windows Vista aero glass theme
Windows 7 jumplist
Windows 7 wallpaper positions and slideshow
Windows 8 wallpapers on dual screen
Zooming with Ctrl-Mouse
Quake style console animation
Strict monospace font rendering
Settable opacity of text background color
I’m pleased with this version. I have git, python, Perl and some other tools in my path that give that useful Unix user experience.
You should give it a try.