Colorful Console

by Aug 3, 2016

PowerShell 5

PowerShell 5.0 on Windows 10 ships with a much-enhanced and colorful PowerShell console. PowerShell 5.0 on other operating systems just has the dull standard console.

That's because the console enhancements come from a module called "PSReadLine". If you installed PowerShellGet (which is always part of PowerShell 5.0 and can be downloaded from for older PowerShell versions), you can download this module and turn your console into a colorful beast as well:

# download and install the module
Install-Module PSReadLine -Scope CurrentUser

# load the module to turn on the colors
# this could be done automatically in your $profile script
Import-Module PSReadline

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