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Monday, January 29, 2007

Tabbed Console for Windows

Finally, I have found a tabbed console application for windows:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/console

You can view all downloadable files at:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/console/

There doesn’t seem to be much information about this tool, but I just unzipped the newest beta, and clicked on the Console.exe file, and it worked fine. Great features are:

1. hotkeys - I can have my gnome-terminal keyboard shortcuts for creating a new tab and moving between them.

2. transparency

All configuration information is held in:

my\installdir\Console2\console.xml

Here is an example of adding an option for starting up a Cygwin in a new tab:

<tabs>
<tab title="Console">
<console shell="" init_dir=""/>
<cursor style="0" r="255" g="255" b="255"/>
<background type="0" r="0" g="0" b="0">
<image file="" relative="0" extend="0" position="0">
<tint opacity="0" r="0" g="0" b="0"/>
</image>
</background>
</tab>
<tab title="cmd">
<console shell="cmd.exe" init_dir=""/>
<cursor style="0" r="255" g="255" b="255"/>
<background type="2" r="0" g="0" b="0">
<image file="" relative="0" extend="0" position="0">
<tint opacity="65" r="0" g="0" b="0"/>
</image>
</background>
</tab>
<tab title="cygwin">
<console shell="e:\cygwin\cygwin.bat" init_dir=""/>
<cursor style="0" r="255" g="255" b="255"/>
<background type="2" r="0" g="0" b="0">
<image file="" relative="0" extend="0" position="0">
<tint opacity="65" r="0" g="0" b="0"/>
</image>
</background>
</tab>
</tabs>

Though I just found that you can add them through the Edit->Settings…->tabs menu :P

The help files are only found in the src.zip files, (interestingly enough):

my\installdir\Console2\help\console.chm



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