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Development Tools Introduction to Git First Commits Staging Changed Files

The teacher says he adds things to medal.html and then activates it in the console. How do I activate it? I pushed down

I pushed down then his enter and I still had the treehouse home up without the medal files showing?

1 Answer

When the teacher says "activate the console", all he referring to is that his cursor is currently in the code pane (in the top panel of the workspace). By just clicking down in the bottom pane (the terminal/command line area) that now puts the cursor (or "focus") there, thus "activating it", which allows him to start typing terminal commands. Without the click in the bottom pane, any typing would continue to put characters into the code file. Does that make sense?

I hope that helps. Happy coding!