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    Latest Windows 10 build makes PowerShell default command line

    30 year old cmd.exe usurped by PowerShell in the Insider Preview Build 14971 for PC.
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    Re: Latest Windows 10 build makes PowerShell default command line

    Oddly, I still haven't defaulted to PowerShell, although cannot think of any reason why I haven't....(apart from possibly preferring black over blue for a CLI )

    IIRC, there is a GPO to make it the default as well.
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    Re: Latest Windows 10 build makes PowerShell default command line

    Never felt the need to migrate, Command Prompt has always done what I've needed it to do, I like to keep things as simple as possible. As of yet I've not been required to engage in any component that is only PS based.

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    Re: Latest Windows 10 build makes PowerShell default command line

    Taken from the known issues list:

    Double-clicking on an Excel document to open it from File Explorer will crash Microsoft Excel. The workaround is to open the document from within Excel.

    What a joke...

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    Re: Latest Windows 10 build makes PowerShell default command line

    Quote Originally Posted by Airwave View Post
    Taken from the known issues list:

    Double-clicking on an Excel document to open it from File Explorer will crash Microsoft Excel. The workaround is to open the document from within Excel.

    What a joke...
    Beta preview software often is!

    I am reminded of this classic:

    https://github.com/MrMEEE/bumblebee-...ned/issues/123
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Re: Latest Windows 10 build makes PowerShell default command line

    Think I'd be more impressed if they made bash (especially the Cygwin version) the default.

    Linux bigotry aside though, I've heard good things about Powershell - to the point of having 'find a decent tutorial or intro' on my tech to-do list.

    Anything that modernises/replaces that God awful DOS relic of a shell is to be welcomed.

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    Re: Latest Windows 10 build makes PowerShell default command line

    Microsoft need to add a quick way to open it.

    Start, run, ps
    -for example.

    CMD is 6 keys from your fingertips.

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    Re: Latest Windows 10 build makes PowerShell default command line

    Quote Originally Posted by bledd View Post
    Microsoft need to add a quick way to open it.

    Start, run, ps
    -for example.

    CMD is 6 keys from your fingertips.
    CMD is:

    Winkey +x followed by C or A (if you want it evevated)

    Once CMD has been replaced by PowerShell, it takes the same shortcuts.
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    Re: Latest Windows 10 build makes PowerShell default command line

    Bah, they've only just added resizeable command prompt and now they want to remove it!

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    Re: Latest Windows 10 build makes PowerShell default command line

    I thought the command prompt has always been resizable, at least i think i remember doing it with W95.

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    Re: Latest Windows 10 build makes PowerShell default command line

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    I thought the command prompt has always been resizable, at least i think i remember doing it with W95.
    It was a faff, normally having to set the column and row sizes (like and old DOS CON command!).....now it can be re-sized like any other window.

    Right click pastes your copy/paste buffer now as well.....
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    Re: Latest Windows 10 build makes PowerShell default command line

    Quote Originally Posted by bledd View Post
    Microsoft need to add a quick way to open it. ...
    Right click the windows logo. Currently both Command Prompt and Command Prompt (Admin) are there, but I assume once PS is the default it'll replace them in the start context menu.

    Alternatively, Win key then start typing "powershell". By the time I get to "po" both my Server 2012 and Win 10 Enterprise VMs have already made powershell the default option, at which point hitting return will open it. Depending on your most used programs I suspect "p" alone might do the job...

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    Re: Latest Windows 10 build makes PowerShell default command line

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    It was a faff, normally having to set the column and row sizes (like and old DOS CON command!)....
    Heh, I was responsible for the time settings going wonky on all of my uni's lab computers once just because I preferred DOS EDIT to any other text editor available on Win NT 4 (it kept my hanging indents). Of course, the only way to run it was from a command prompt. The network admins had removed all the links to command.com, but hadn't disabled it, so it was easy enough for me to just run command.com.

    Then one day I got spotted using edit by one of the admins, who came over and had a - perfectly polite and reasonable - chat to me about how and why I was using EDIT from command.com. A couple of days later standard user accounts were denied permission to run command.com, which would've been fine if the clocks on every computer weren't set at log in by a processes running in command.com as the logged in user....

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