Windows only: There’s no question that the Windows command prompt is anaemic, but even if you upgrade it with Cygwin, you’re still left with a console window that won’t let you scroll backwards with the keyboard. Here’s the fix.
Over at the How-To Geek site (my home away from Lifehacker), we’ve put together a quick AutoHotkey script that scrolls the console window backwards or forwards when you use either Ctrl+Up/Down or the Shift+Page Up/Down combination — which might be more familiar for people using Linux. The script works by binding the keystrokes to the mouse wheel event, which is sent to the window making it think that it should scroll backwards or forwards:
Hit the link for the full script, including a downloadable version — and while you’re busy tweaking your AutoHotkey scripts, make sure to learn how to enable Ctrl+V for pasting into the command prompt window.
Got a favourite AutoHotkey trick that tweaks an underpowered Microsoft application? Be sure to share them in the comments.