Scott Hanselman has a great post on how to set up a better cmd, powershell, and vscommand all-in-one console with separate tabs.  The upgraded console lets you copy & paste like a normal person, let’s you set default directories, and even resizes in both directions! Here’s my setup in retro green-on-black. (Notice the cmd, Powershell, and VSCommand icons in the tabs)

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Here’s how you do it:

Here’s Scott’s instructions:  http://www.hanselman.com/blog/Console2ABetterWindowsCommandPrompt.aspx

Here’s where to download the powershell and vscommand icons:

http://cid-cd06a7367371152c.office.live.com/self.aspx/Public/AwesomeVSIconsYouShouldNotHave.zip

Just copy the icons to the folder where you saved console2.exe (I saved them in c:/utils) and set the Icon path in each tab’s settings.

Enjoy!

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