The Windows Console is an abomination. In this modern word of mice, cut and paste, and fast video output, it’s slow, painful to use, and ugly.
As it turns out, there’s an Open Source project called, appropriately enough, Console. This project aims to address these long-standing shortcomings of the Windows console.
Proper selection without having to go to the System menu and select ‘Mark’
Tab title updates with name of running executable
Customization of the UI: toggle tabs, status bar, menu bar, tool bar
Supports copy on select. This will be familiar if you use PuTTY. It means selected text is automatically copied to the clipboard.
Tab title isn’t customizable
Colors cannot be set on a per-tab basis
Context menu contains a duplicate of the full Window menu, even though you likely only want the Edit menu contents
Overall, I’m very impressed with the status of the project, and I look forward to contributing to it!