In case you missed it, the console host got a big update too, including features that matter to even casual users.
If you love the command line as much as I do, you’ll appreciate these updates.
Anything that runs in a command line is hosted by a shared console host program, so this works everywhere you use a text interface: the command prompt, PowerShell, and any other text-based UI program that uses the common console host (which is nearly anything that uses a text command line).
The new features are as juicy as they are overdue: actual copy/paste with standard keyboard shortcuts, text selection by real lines, word-processor text editing, high-DPI awareness, fully adjustable transparency, smooth window resize with text wrapping, and more.
You can see a few of these in action above. None of this you can do in the Windows console host until Windows 10. No, not even resizing the window. The Windows Team has a blog here that covers each new feature in depth, addresses top requests, and even lets you vote for your own ideas for the next improvements.
Bonus tip: the console now maximizes full-screen. If you like the old behavior of only maximizing vertically, press Win+Shift+UpArrow, or double-click the bottom resize border of the window.
Extra Bonus tip: Type your way to an Administrative Command Prompt (or PowerShell if you set the default) by typing Win+X,A,Alt-Y.
Enjoy, and #DoGreatThings.