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 https://parvtheitgeek.com on February 3, 2014.