If you are not familiar with the purpose or use of the Tab Windows configuration dialog, review the main configuration dialogs topic before continuing.
Tab Size sets the maximum length of the tab label text (in characters).
Tab Icons displays the application's icon in the tab label.
You can position the tab labels with the Top, Bottom, Left, and Right options.
Close Tab Button defines the close button (X) on the tab labels. You must restart Take Command for this option to take effect.
Auto Attach Consoles converts all new console windows to Take Command tab windows.
Rotate Tabs rotates the tab labels 90 degrees. This allows you to fit many more tabs in the window, at the cost of a reduced window size.
Startup Wait is the number of milliseconds to wait before loading the next startup tab. The range is 0 - 5000. (This should only be needed in rare cases, when the apps are accessing the same files and are interfering with one another while starting.)
COMSPEC sets the program you want to start in new tabs. If no COMSPEC option is set, Take Command will run its default command processor (TCC).
Tab Colors lets you define a custom color palette to use in the tab windows. Take Command will first try to retrieve a color palette from the console (Windows 7 or later only). If the console app is using a custom palette, Take Command will use that palette for the tab window. If there is no custom palette defined for this console, Take Command will use the palette set by Tab Colors.
The Font button opens a standard Windows font dialog that lets you select the font, point size, and font style for Take Command tab windows.
Colors lets you select the default foreground and background colors for text in the Take Command tab windows. (These colors will be overwritten if the application in the tab window sets its own colors.)
Buffer Rows sets the number of rows in the console-mode screen buffer.
Left Alt Key sends the left Alt key to Take Command, so you can use it to invoke the Take Command menu or scroll the window. (The right Alt key will be passed to the application in the tab window.)
Right Alt Key sends the right Alt key to Take Command, so you can use it to invoke the Take Command menu or scroll the window. (The left Alt key will be passed to the application in the tab window.)
Left Ctrl Key sends the left Ctrl key to Take Command. (The right Ctrl key will be passed to the application in the tab window.)
Right Ctrl Key sends the right Ctrl key to Take Command. (The left Ctrl key will be passed to the application in the tab window.)
I-Beam Caret uses the I-Beam (vertical) caret in tab windows instead of the console underline (horizontal) caret.
Smooth Scrolling scrolls the Take Command tab windows smoothly (2 pixels at a time instead of a line at a time). This will slow down scrolling and output from fast programs. The smooth scrolling is only visible if the underlying console window is scrolling two lines or less, so if the tab window is displaying a lot of fast output you probably won't see it.
Splitter Windows enables the splitter option on the horizontal scrollbar in tab windows.
ANSI colors enables ANSI escape sequence support for all console applications running in Take Command tab windows. If you are running Windows 10 Creators Update (or later), Take Command will use the built-in console ANSI support. If you are running an earlier version of Windows, Take Command will inject a dll (ANSI32.dll or ANSI64.dll) into the console applications it starts. Note that if you have enabled ANSI colors in Take Command, you should disable ANSI support in TCC (OPTION / Windows).
The Startup Tabs specify programs to run in each tab at startup. You can specify an optional title, the command line (the name of the program and any optional arguments), an optional startup directory, and optionally the user context where the tab should run. You can define up to 25 startup tabs.
You can set the priority level for the processes in the tab:
|Idle||Idle priority (only executes when no higher priority task is scheduled)|
|Below||Below normal priority|
|Normal||Normal (default) priority|
|Above||Above normal priority|