This evening I downloaded and started experimenting with Selenium-Grid when I looked down at my TaskBar and I got lost. I had too many File Explorer window open, and too many command line windows open. Something had to change. Step in UltraExplorer, and Console2.
I primarily downloaded both applications for the use of Tabs.
UltraExplorer has an enormous amount of very configurable features. Almost too many options and features. It will take me a while to learn the ins and outs of UltraExplorer to understand its nuances - but I like its out of the box 'basics'.
- The built in console which can autosync with the current tab and supports copy and paste. Useful for any emergency command line work.
- The Drop Stack allows you to 'park' file move/copy operations.
- You can setup tools to 'launch' from the menu.
- The "Tools->Shell Extensions-> Win-E Hook" option allows me to pop up UltraExplorer when I hit Windows-E (as I often do) instead of File Explorer.
- A 'viewer' window that can file preview and edit selected items.
One tip though, to change the listview from icons to details use the 'Default View' option. It took me a while to find this option, although it seems painfully obvious in retrospect.
I read the help file for Console2 and it does not actually do the 'cmd' stuff itself, it acts as a host for other shells, so I can setup Console2 to use the normal command line or Bash.
Since I have CygWin installed I created a new 'tab' for CygWin:
So I can quickly create a new CygWin session in a tabbed environment.
Help file suggests that Console2 should host any command line application.