Quite a while back I discovered the open source tool Console 2 which provides some useful additions to command windows on Windows. It supports multiple tabs, makes copy/paste easier accessible, and so on. You can specify different console applications that Console2 can run. I use it for cmd.exe, Cygwin Bash, Mono and Windows PowerShell.
The following steps show how it is possible to open a Windows Powershell window in the current directory from the context menu of a directory in Windows Explorer.
Warning: The following steps require the use of regedit which is a tool that allows you to easily mess up your system completely. So pay attention what you do, and don’t do it unless you know what you do!
- Open the registry editor and create a new key powershell in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
- Edit the Default value: Open Windows Powershell Here
- Create a new subkey: command
- Edit the Default value: C:\Tools\Console2\Console.exe -d “%L” -t WindowsPowerShell