I don't need a general solution, I just want to get rid of the window frame for PowerShell. For example, this is how my desktop looks now:

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And here is what I ideally want:

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But under the case that this is impossible, I'll settle for

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I assume this will require some pretty funky registry edits or something, or maybe a third-party powershell client. I'm fine with either. Anyone got any ideas?

  • Can you modify powershell.exe to this behavior, no, you can integrate power shell console in your own console application where you have complete control over the GUI.
    – Ramhound
    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:15
  • How easy would it be to write a console app? I have a lot of programming experience but I never though of this Jan 29, 2016 at 1:39
  • Only way to find out is to try
    – Ramhound
    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:46
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    Now now, let's not jump to "make it yourself" yet. See this: superuser.com/questions/38687/… for an AHK script that may be useful to you.
    – oldmud0
    Jan 29, 2016 at 2:43

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Take a look at ConEmu. In particular experiment with these settings:

  • Appearance / Hide caption always
  • Appearance / Scrollbar
  • Appearance / Frame width
  • Tab bar / Don't show
  • Status bar / Show status bar (off)

The screenshot below is what I managed to do. Ignore the icon at the upper right; that is from something else.

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  • This is exactly what I want, but I doubt this will start at startup and have the changes persist, correct? Also, does it provide functionality to be able to move a window despite having no title bar? Feb 1, 2016 at 4:52
  • @jphollowed, this is not the powershell.exe console. It is its own thing. Yes, its settings will persist. I don't know about moving. You might have to leave the title bar or tab bar on. Anyway, you can experiment yourself.
    – dangph
    Feb 1, 2016 at 5:17
  • Well I've tried it out and I quite like it, but I turned off the title bar and everything and now I cannot get back to the settings or move the window or anything! Would you happen to know some shortcuts to open the menus? Feb 1, 2016 at 5:24
  • @jphollowed, the keyboard shortcuts are here. Main web site here. Win+Alt+P to show the settings. You can drag the window with Ctrl+Alt+LeftMouseButton.
    – dangph
    Feb 1, 2016 at 5:31
  • @dangh thank you very much, I've got it all set up, this is perfect Feb 1, 2016 at 5:46

for those who have not found a solution yet ,

in your .bat script / cmd environment, you can use an external function called nircmd which includes a whole lot of other features like transparency etc,& Can be called by :

title hello world
nircmd.exe win -style title "hello world" 0x00C00000

nircmd can be downloaded from http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html


For those of you familiar with AutoHotKey, here's the script I used to achieve precisely the same effect as the first screenshot:

;Hide borders, title bar, menu bar and vertical scroll
LWin & LButton::
WinSet, Style, -0xC40000, A
WinSet, Style, +0x40000000, A
WinSet, Style, +0x80000000, A
WinSet, Style, -0x200000, A

;Show borders, title bar, menu bar and vertical scroll
LWin & RButton::
WinSet, Style, +0xC40000, A
WinSet, Style, -0x40000000, A
WinSet, Style, -0x80000000, A
WinSet, Style, +0x200000, A

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