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Tip: Using PowerShell’s ShowWindow to Enhance Get-Help Usage

Tip: Using PowerShell’s ShowWindow to Enhance Get-Help Usage
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The ShowWindow parameter for the Get-Help PowerShell command is an extremely valuable tool that you might not be using. ShowWindow produces a pop-up window containing the full help information of the command you’re looking to learn more about.

For example, the following PowerShell line, retrieves the help content for the Get-Service command and displays it in a separate window.

Get-Help Get-Service -ShowWindow

This produces a pop-up window containing the full help content for the particular command. You can move this new window to the side so you can refer to it while working with PowerShell command. You can also use the Search function of the windows to locate additional parameters you need to work with and also to just copy/paste the exact commands into the PowerShell interface.

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