Sun. Mar 29th, 2020

Microsoft Windows Terminal Preview v0.10.761.0 Releases

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Microsoft has now announced a new command-line tool called Windows Terminal that provides access to a central location in a variety of environments. For example, you can directly access PowerShell, CMD.EXE, Windows Linux subsystem, etc. Developers can use this tool to simplify their work. Windows Terminal source code is available on Github.

This new tool supports multiple tabs to connect to multiple environments or servers at the same time and allows developers to customize the theme of the tool for optimal visuals. The Windows Terminal even supports Emoji emoticons and GPU-based text rendering, which can be used to simply view content and more.

Microsoft said the tool is expected to be available to system administrators and developers next month, and that Insider Preview versions may be released in advance for public testing. Of course, Microsoft is now focusing on improving the Windows 10 developer environment, so that more developers no longer rely on Linux or macOS systems.

Changelog Preview v0.10.761.0

Features

  • Mouse Support (for WSL and Windows applications using ENABLE_VIRTUAL_TERMINAL_INPUT)
    • Applications running in WSL and Windows applications that use VT (instead of the traditional Win32 API) can now request mouse mode (#4848) (#4856) (#4859)
      • The set of supported encodings and events is identical to that of the traditional console host.
  • A new profile setting, antialiasingMode, lets you configure whether you want text to be blurry or jagged (#4711)
    • The accepted options are actually not "blurry" and "jagged", they are "grayscale""cleartype" and "aliased"
    • The default is "grayscale", because grayscale antialiasing is most compatible with alpha blending
  • splitPane learned a new option, splitMode, which accepts the value "duplicate" (#4683)
    • Setting a key binding to splitMode: "duplicate" will make it open a copy of the current profile when you use it
  • Resizing is so much better we decided to call it a feature, even though really it was just a hundred bugs wearing a trenchcoat (#4415) (#4741)
    • We’ll also try to maintain your position in the scrollback when you resize (#4903)

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