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Drop Down, Quake style command prompt for windows

author alang

There are a Mac only application name Visor where when you press a hotkey a slick terminal window will slide down at the top of your screen just under the menubar just like menu on Quake, first person shooter games.

Inspired by that Matt Beamish built his own drop-down command prompt using AutoHotkey scripting language and command-line application, Console. He write down details instruction on his website on how to do it. Once you finish, you will get a Quake style drop-down command prompt like the screenshot below.

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Read instruction at Matt Beamish website


2 Comments »

Comment by Ojalord on 2007-09-11 17:11:53

This is very very cool. Love the effect on a Linux using friend of mine, when I conjure this up. :D

 
Comment by Sem on 2007-09-14 00:25:57

Nice.

BUT!

use the SetWorkingDir command to set where your console is(put it at the top most part of your autohotkey.ahk file

SetWorkingDir C:\Documents and Settings\me\My Documents\Console (your place)

thx to corroded.

 
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