Use a fixed-width font (like consolas) for better script readability in ConfigMgr in all text-boxes where you type or paste scripts
There are several areas in the Configuration Manager Console with text fields for entering or pasting scripts. The Scripts feature, CI Detection and Remediation, Application Detection, etc. The font used in these areas is not script friendly. Tabs and spaces are hard to discern and the scripts look downright messy. Using Consolas or another monospaced font would preserve the nice looking formatting you've just copied out of somewhere like VS Code, and would make the script easier to read when you go to look at it later in the ConfigMgr Console. Please change it :)95 votesunder review · AdminAdam Meltzer (ConfigMgr Product Team) (Software Engineer, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager) responded
Thank you for this great idea. This is something we are looking improve for Configuration Manager 2010. The 2007 Technical Preview now uses fixed-width fonts in the following areas of the console:
- Application scripts
- Configuration item scripts
- WMI-based collection membership queries
- CMPivot queries
- Task Sequence PowerShell scripts and command lines
Some additional fixes have also been made to further improve these scenarios:
- Resizable windows for viewing/entering scripts
- Using horizontal scrolling instead of word wrapping for scripts
Please try it out and send us a frown if there’s anything we missed or any other areas you’d like to see fixed width font support.
It would be nice to have the ability to adjust window sizes within the console. As an example, the Membership rule window in the collection properties only has enough room to show 2 lines. Being able to maximize or edit to a custom size and have the console remember these sizes would be great.
This could be incorporated into the fixes that are being introduced with the High DPI resolutions.41 votesunder review · Admindjam (Product Director, or Executive, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager) responded
Doing this everywhere in the console would be expensive/difficult. Rather than wait to make any improvement until the time we can fix it all… I’m curious what the top 10 most important places to fix are. I’m thinking we fix those first, and then go from there.
Don't you ever wish you could copy and paste the properties directly out of the DDR?3 votesunder review · AdminAdam Meltzer (ConfigMgr Product Team) (Software Engineer, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager) responded
This functionality is now available in the 2004 Technical Preview.
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