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02 Dec 2013

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Software Author(s):

  • cbucher


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This is not the latest version of ConsoleZ available. | Updated: 02 Dec 2013



Downloads of v



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

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

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.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 19 Feb 2015.


ConsoleZ is a Windows console window enhancement. ConsoleZ features include: multiple tabs, text editor-like text selection, different background types, alpha and color-key transparency, configurable font, different window styles, 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, full screen, and more...

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
ConsoleZ 11580 Thursday, May 24, 2018 Approved
ConsoleZ 4149 Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Approved
ConsoleZ 3704 Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 1438 Saturday, February 18, 2017 Approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 2397 Sunday, November 20, 2016 Approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 1844 Friday, September 23, 2016 Approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 1481 Sunday, August 14, 2016 Approved
ConsoleZ (Install) 802 Sunday, May 8, 2016 Approved
ConsoleZ 1929 Friday, March 11, 2016 Approved

Title options are more consistent.
Activate Console (global) hotkey minimizes the application if active.
Quake like: activates the previous application when hiding.
Buffer rows limit increased to 32766.
Can configure the number of spaces used to detect an end of line.
Focus follows mouse.
New actions in "File" menu: "Close All Tabs BUT This", "Close All Tabs to the Left", "Close All Tabs to the Right".
Right click on tabs: selects the tab and displays a popup menu.
New cursor that mimics the Windows console's one.
Can specify an initial application window size (in pixels).
Can save the application window size (in pixels) on exit.
Allow multiple instances (or single instance).
Blinking XTerm Cursor.
Support of drag and drop in settings.
Can hide icons in tabs bar.
Fix problem with dead chars sent to multiple consoles.
Fix icon extraction with negative index.
Fix a visual bug when caption and resize are removed.
Transmit the current working directory when application instance is reused.
Maximized application was restored at wrong position.
If the scroll bar is unnecessary, disable the scroll bar instead of removing it.

This package has no dependencies.

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