Things that should be fixed in PowerShell
I find myself working in powershell a lot lately. It’s great-ish. It is odd to me though that the command console has been around for so many years. And for all those years they never enabled simple helpful things like ctrl+v. Instead you get a carrot and a v. Eh? You are forced to navigate through the menus to get a paste feature. Or right click on the screen which means paste. But to make things worse someone thought it would be a good idea to build the newest and shiniest command console – PowerShell – also without pasting capabilities. And the cherry on top is that by default PowerShell also ships with a hidden cursor. Really? Hidden?
Once you fix this issue with the following command…
[Console]::CursorSize = 25
…you get what you would have expected. Oddly enough, the default behavior is a cursor size of 0. When you try to set a cursor size of 0 on your own (after fixing the invisible cursor) you get an error. As if the creator of the PowerShell console felt that setting your cursor to 0 would be a lame idea…once which shouldn’t be allowed.