Beginning in PowerShell 5, the PowerShell console features colorized text, and there is a wealth of other new features provided by a module named PSReadLine.
If you upgraded from an older PowerShell version to PowerShell 5 and are missing the colorized text, you may want to download and install PSReadLine from the PSGallery:
PS C:\> Install-Module -Name PSReadLine -Scope CurrentUser
Likewise, if your PS5+ console behaves differently than before, and for example won’t execute pasted text in one chunk anymore, you can always temporarily disable the module:
# disable PS5+ console handler temporarily Remove-Module psreadline # re-enable PS5+ console handler again Import-Module psreadline