Command Prompt gets welcome improvements in Windows 10

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  1. Posts : 7
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    lehnerus2000 said:
    I thought that they meant "live" resizing (i.e. like Word or Notepad with "Word Wrap" on).
    That's what I meant. I am not able to do horizontal resizing (with dragging a window border) so that word wrap would work, I can't even increase original width. I tested this in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 with same results.

    In Windows 10 it works flawlessly.
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       #21

    A picture is better than a thousand words. I am in Windows 8.1 All these functions in the picture work 100%
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  3. Posts : 7
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       #22

    I'm sure they do. But that's not what we are talking about.
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    esakom said:
    That's what I meant. I am not able to do horizontal resizing (with dragging a window border) so that word wrap would work, I can't even increase original width. I tested this in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 with same results.

    In Windows 10 it works flawlessly.
    That ability doesn't exist in those earlier versions of Windows. :)

    I have to use the Terminal regularly in Linux (I only use the Command Prompt occasionally in Windows).
    BASH (Linux Mint) still has the old-style, non-resizable content terminal window.
    It is very annoying as the output messages are often huge.
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       #24

    "Live" Resize


    davehc said:
    Sure you can. Vertically and horizontally. It has been like that for years. Most of the shortcut keys have also been available, but not, without selecting "edit" the copy and paste functions. Also, no transparency, of course.
    These pictures show "Live" resize in the W10TP Command Prompt.

    Command Prompt gets welcome improvements in Windows 10-cmd01.png

    Command Prompt gets welcome improvements in Windows 10-cmd02.png
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       #25

    esakom said:
    I'm sure they do. But that's not what we are talking about.
    Not?

    I thought the thread was about the command prompt and I replied to your post #5 .
    " Vertically? I think you can do that in Windows 8.1 as well, but not horizontally (at least increasing the original width). I don't see him doing horizontal resizing."
    Or has the thread, as so often, drifted of the title again.
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  7. Posts : 7
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       #26

    I guess there has been some kind of misunderstanding along the way. I' sorry for contributing that. English is not my first language.
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    No problem with language. I think maybe a little misunderstanding on both sides lol.
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    Windows 10 is supposed to be the latest and most sophisticated Windows version - yet these paltry revisions to a commandline are hailed as being an advance. I do not believe so.

    Microsoft has had years of practice creating IDE (Integrated Development Environment) interfaces for programming Languages from the earliest Visual Basic for Windows to the latest Visual Studios flavours.

    Why has there never been an IDE shell for Command.com, Cmd.exe, Powershell.exe?

    Integrated help in using ever more complicated commandline features like Dism, Netsh, Diskpart, BCDBoot etc., had never been more needed. Getting to find all the nested commandline options has never been more difficult.

    If you get something wrong, you get some unfriendly error or a slap on the wrist telling you to look at the help for the command, which is sometimes nested deep. It is not productive to work like this.

    It shouldn't be complicated to learn how to perform tasks with cmd.exe without having to perform several net searches to find examples of correct syntax, what the full command set of switches is. It should be built into the commandline shell.

    This is Windows, not Linux - I don't want to go through man pages and help forums, and hour of trial and error to use powerful magical commands with spells like grep with ease to impress all my less nerdy buddies. I just want the power of my OS to help me get stuff done efficiently.

    I'd like to learn. An IDE would help.
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       #29

    Not sure if I have already posted this, but VERY MUCH IMO, Windows X is a matter of the quickness of the hand deceives the eye. IT is, with a few little red herrings, Windows 8 with a start menu and a means to avoid the Metro.
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