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ConsoleZ (Install)

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ConsoleZ (Install)

This is not the latest version of ConsoleZ (Install) available.

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


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


To uninstall ConsoleZ (Install), 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 6/25/2016.



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 jump list
  • 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
  • Snippets
  • 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 11509 Thursday, May 24, 2018 Approved
ConsoleZ 4084 Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Approved
ConsoleZ 3643 Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 1390 Saturday, February 18, 2017 Approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 2337 Sunday, November 20, 2016 Approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 1767 Friday, September 23, 2016 Approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 1431 Sunday, August 14, 2016 Approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 761 Sunday, May 8, 2016 Approved
ConsoleZ 1876 Friday, March 11, 2016 Approved

! Rebuild FreeImage 3.17.0 (static link without OpenMP)
- ConsoleZ sets the current Windows console font to "Lucidia Console" size 5.
(DBCS code page requires a specific font)
+ Snippets manager.
+ "Resume scrolling" command.
+ Configure initial window state (appearance settings).
+ Japanese localization (thanks to rosolino).
* Mono-instance is no longer forced in jump lists.
* User profile is fully created when running a shell with another user credentials.
* Scrolling during selection does not properly refresh.

This package has no dependencies.

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