What are the best (i.e. bug free) Multi-tab command prompts in Windows?
They have them for Linux but Windows never seems to come out with one.
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Console is a Windows console window enhancement. Console features include: multiple tabs, text editor-like text selection, different background types, alpha and color-key transparency, configurable font, different window styles
Sorry for the self-promotion, I'm the author of another Console Emulator, not mentioned here.
ConEmu is opensource console emulator with tabs, which represents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window.
Initially, the program was designed to work with Far Manager (my favorite shell replacement - file and archive management, command history and completion, powerful editor). But ConEmu can be used with any other console application or simple GUI tools (like PuTTY for example). ConEmu is a live project, open to suggestions.
A brief excerpt from the long list of options:
Far Manager users will acquire shell style drag-n-drop, thumbnails and tiles in panles, tabs for editors and viewers, true colors and font styles (italic/bold/underline).
Try it. You may read some comments on StackOverflow.
I realize this is 6 years after you posted the question. I've found PowerShell ISE to be an elegant solution.
There's a slight 2 second delay to start it up, but it's incredibly powerful and suitable as a tabbed command prompt in a Windows 7/8/10 environment.
It has a cleaner UI than many of the alternatives listed above, and it's built for PowerShell.
PromptPal is the best I have ever used.
I think PowerCmd is a nice multitab cmd prompt software as well. It is shareware and has all the features I expected.
You can get it from http://www.powercmd.com/
What about cmder? It seems to be very popular.
My recommendation (favorite commands is a killer feature):
I recommend MobaXterm: it is a bash command prompt for Windows packaged in a multi-tab terminal with a lot of extra features (SSH, macros, bookmarks and much more).
Windows native tab support will be released hopefully with 2018 fall Windows update.
I recent but very mature already entrant to the Windows Consoles arena is Babun https://github.com/babun/babun It works similar to what you would find in a Bash-based console on a *nux machine but on any Windows OS, as a big plus all the familiar tools as ls, find, grep and more are there.
Windows Terminal and Windows Terminal Preview are distributed by Microsoft, so they are really worth mentioning.
For Windows Terminal or Windows Terminal Preview:
For me, the installation didn't work (I think because my pc is not connected to a Microsoft account), so I went to Microsoft's Github and installed the lastest release from an
Bonus - Add to Context Menu:
If you want to add Windows Terminal or Windows Terminal Preview to the context menu, use the PowerShell script linked in this StackOverflow great answer.