Opening PowerShell Help in a window — Parv The IT Geek

Have you ever wanted to be able to easily read through the help system in PowerShell? Wanted to take advantage of your second screen whilst developing in PowerShell? Well I am going to show you how.

Whenever I have used PowerShell I had a love-hate relationship with the help system. Whilst it helps me out a lot by making it easy to understand and use PowerShell commands it also is a pain having to scroll up and down to understand the syntax and go through the notes.

However, I Just found an excellent new feature ( at least to me ) which opens PowerShell into another window using the PowerShell command -ShowWindow which is in the example below.

help Get-Host -ShowWindow

That then opens the below screen which is a much more user friendly Help box.

Originally published at on February 3, 2014.


Published by Parvinder Nijjar

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