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Conslide… it’s like a Quake console for your Desktop

Easiest way to explain it. If you don’t get the reference, then Conslide probably isn’t for you.

If you do, well, download the program and give it a try! Pressing Ctrl+~ will cause a Command Prompt window to slide down from the top of the screen. To hide it, just press Ctrl+~ again.

It’s basically a text box that sends commands to a hidden instance of CMD.exe, monitors it for output, and sends anything it spits out back to the text box. The usual DOS commands work – copy, del, mkdir, rmdir and so on – but not everything is supported. It won’t run programs, but it will happily process stuff like ping and netstats.

Definitely needs a lot of work, and is more a proof of concept than anything else. If you’re interested in seeing the source, drop me an email or comment and I’ll fire it your way.

Note that it needs the .NET 2.0 Framework.

Download Conslide

~ by Logan on November 13, 2008.

5 Responses to “Conslide… it’s like a Quake console for your Desktop”

  1. Conslide.zip in wiku upload is zero size? File can’t be opened when downloaded

  2. Hmm, there must be a time-out on files for Wikiupload. I’ll put it up on my own server tonight.

    Thanks for letting me know!

  3. This is fixed now.

  4. Logan, this looks promising. I can’t get to run, get the following:

    An unhandled exception of type ‘System.TypeInitializationException’ occurred in Unknown Module.

    Additional information: The type initializer for ‘Conslider.Core’ threw an exception.

  5. Sorry about that. A file was missing from the archive.

    Checked, but let me know if you have further issues!