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Using –showwindow

The new –showwindow parameter in Get-Help pops up a little window containing the FULL help file.  Much better than having to rememebr to use –full.  PowerShell immediately returns the prompt so you can continue working – means you can have a number of help files open simultaneously.

Get-Help -Name Get-Process –ShowWindow

This gets to be a bit too much typing – so time to use PowerShell to help and create a function to do the work.

function doc {            
param (            
Get-Help -Name $subject -ShowWindow            

pass in the subject and get the help Window.

I’ve added this to my profile for constant access

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