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This package was approved as a trusted package on 4/25/2016.


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 (per monitor)
  • Localization
  • and more...

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

C:\> choco install consolez -version

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

C:\> choco upgrade consolez -version


  • ConsoleZ_48.png
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $name = 'ConsoleZ'
    $url = ''
    $url64 = ''
    $tools = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $name $url $tools $url64
  • tools\Console.exe.gui
  • tools\ConsoleWow.exe.ignore

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Software Author(s)

  • cbucher


Copyright 2016


Release Notes

! Upgrade FreeImage version from 3.15.4 to 3.17.0.
! Show BMP/DIB/GIF/JPEG/PNG files in Browse background image dialog.
+ Detect new docking positions with "snap to desktop edges" (top/bottom/left/right middle).
+ ConsoleZ sets the current Windows console font to "Lucidia Console" size 5. Windows console should support UNICODE characters. Number of rows/columns should not be limited.
+ Support UNICODE picture filename.
+ German localization (thanks to cruzzer).
* Fix placement problem with "snap to desktop edges" when cursor is in another monitor.
* Fix crash when wallpaper picture loading fails.
* When you configured a background with relative picture then wallpaper was drawn.
* Fix the word selection: right delimiters was not used.
* "Click Link" does no longer launch an empty string. This was launching explorer in the current working directory.
* Fix highlighting color setting saving.
* Fix wallpaper display.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
ConsoleZ (Install) 1126 Saturday, February 18, 2017 approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 2069 Sunday, November 20, 2016 approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 1527 Friday, September 23, 2016 approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 1200 Sunday, August 14, 2016 approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 538 Sunday, May 8, 2016 approved
ConsoleZ 1626 Friday, March 11, 2016 approved
ConsoleZ 1154 Tuesday, February 9, 2016 approved
ConsoleZ 3986 Wednesday, September 16, 2015 approved
ConsoleZ 2832 Sunday, May 24, 2015 approved
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