With the Windows console, you can quickly zoom in and out in the next release of Windows 10, codenamed 19H1, which is expected in April 2019. This is exciting news for anyone using the Command Prompt, PowerShell, or even a Linux Bash Shell on Windows
This feature is available today for users of the new Windows 1
Rich Turner of Microsoft working on the Windows command line emphasized this new feature. Simply hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and scroll with the mouse wheel or trackpad to zoom in or out.
– Rich Turner (@richturn_ms) October 31, 2018
Carmen Crincoli of Microsoft points out that this is well implemented. Microsoft's default Consolas font does not pixelate the text in the console window. The aspect ratio of the frame remains the same when you zoom in, meaning that text does not overflow on other lines. Everything works just fine.
scale! The font scales well (mmm, Consolas) and the aspect ratio of the frame remains constant. MAGIC.
– Carmen Crincoli (@CarmenCrincoli) October 31, 2018
Microsoft has also added a dark scroll bar to the console window, which is automatically used when you turn on the dark theme of Windows 10.
This looks good and is one of the many ways that Microsoft has recently improved the command-line experience. For example, the Creator Update case of Windows 10 introduces a new command-line color scheme, and Microsoft offers a downloadable tool for installing different color schemes.
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