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09 Feb 2016

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Software Author(s):

  • cbucher


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This is not the latest version of ConsoleZ available. | Updated: 09 Feb 2016



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Software Author(s):

  • cbucher


This is not the latest version of ConsoleZ available.

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To install ConsoleZ, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade ConsoleZ, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall ConsoleZ, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade consolez -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade consolez -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure consolez installed
    name: consolez
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'consolez' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: consolez,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller consolez
   Name     = 'consolez'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'consolez':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install consolez version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 09 Feb 2016.



This is a modified version of Console 2 for a better experience under Windows Vista/7/8/10 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
  • Full screen
  • High DPI
  • and more...

$name = 'ConsoleZ'
$url = ''
$url64 = ''
$tools = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $name $url $tools $url64

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
ConsoleZ 11580 Thursday, May 24, 2018 Approved
ConsoleZ 4149 Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Approved
ConsoleZ 3703 Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 1436 Saturday, February 18, 2017 Approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 2397 Sunday, November 20, 2016 Approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 1840 Friday, September 23, 2016 Approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 1481 Sunday, August 14, 2016 Approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 801 Sunday, May 8, 2016 Approved
ConsoleZ 1927 Friday, March 11, 2016 Approved

! PowerShell progressbar detection is disabled.
! ConsoleZ hook can detect if the shell is not a Win32 console application.
+ Command-line switch to toggle window visibility.
+ Select text/column with keyboard.
+ Per-monitor DPI awareness.
+ Arrange tabs using keyboard.
+ Allow distinct controls settings for full screen and windowed application.
+ Environment inheritance is coming back.
Inheritance works now with mono-instance.
There is no inheritance when the shell run as administrator or whith another user credentials!
+ Glass effect transparency on Windows 10.
+ Specific ConsoleZxxx environment variables:
ConsoleZBaseDir = folder containing console.exe
ConsoleZVersion = current version of ConsoleZ
* Hide, when loosing focus, only if the new foreground window is not owned by our application.
* Fix crash when screen buffer size is reduced.
* Fix dpi scaling of some GUI parts.
* Fix activation by hotkey.

This package has no dependencies.

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