The real problem here is Dev-C++. Use Code::Blocks or Visual Studio Express instead. Their developers are not so beset by terminal stupidity that they managed to miss a bug every single newbie ever has encountered for the entire lifespan of the application.
All the buzzt!
"There is not now, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be, any programming language in which it is the least bit difficult to write bad code."
- Flon's Law
Nah, no. It has its uses. But not using the prompt for running the applications is what I mean!Besides, getting rid of the console just because it gets out of your way when it's finished is just stupid, IMO, assuming you're talking about getting rid of it in the system.
I think the best solution would be something like what CornedBee was talking about: have an option in the IDE to keep the console open, and have that default to yes.