Microsoft Windows Terminal Preview v1.7.1033.0 Releases
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 Windows Terminal is a new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users. It includes many of the features most frequently requested by the Windows command-line community including support for tabs, rich text, globalization, configurability, theming & styling, and more.
The Terminal will also need to meet our goals and measures to ensure it remains fast and efficient and doesn’t consume vast amounts of memory or power.
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.
Microsoft Windows Terminal Preview v1.7.1033.0 releases.
- When navigating and searching the command palette, Terminal will now announce more status changes to Narrator/NVDA (#9582)
Settings and Settings UI
- We’ve chosen to remove “base layer” from the Settings UI for its move into the stable channel so that we can nail its design (#9655)
- Please direct feedback about this into #9539. It’s closed, but it’s an excellent discussion issue.
- The vintage cursor height and history size boxes in the UI are now clamped to appropriate ranges (#9370) (thanks @eugenesmlv!)
- You can now interact with hyperlinks when the application is in mouse mode (#9396) (thanks @Don-Vito!)
- Terminal Stable, Preview and Dev will now use different shell extension IDs (#9510)
- You may hate this one if you use a bunch of different Terminal installs…
scrollToBottomwill no longer puzzlingly make the viewport jump to the … top? That can’t be right… (#9389) (thanks @Don-Vito!)
- In preview 1.7, we broke pixel shader loading. We’ve now unbroken it. (#9371)
- The read-only tab dialog no longer treats Escape to mean “please yes, kill the read-only tab” (#9573) (thanks @Don-Vito!)
- You can now duplicate panes/tabs that have not yet told us their working directory (because we already know which one we started them in…) (#9397) (thanks @Don-Vito!)
- The settings UI sidebar will no longer appear as floating text over a transparent background (#9752)
- If you try to (with a key binding) switch to a tab that does not exist, we will no longer send the resulting control sequence into the terminal (#9781) (thanks @Don-Vito!)
- The arrow keys will no longer dismiss the tab renamer (oops) (#9633) (thanks @Don-Vito!)
- The tab close menu will no longer circumvent read-only panes (#9571) (thanks @Don-Vito!)
- We now propagate taskbar progress state in more places, so they should be more reliable (#9779) (thanks @Don-Vito!)
- The browse buttons will no longer cause a crash when you’re running as Administrator (ugh) (#9760)
- We’re going to immediately cease and desist shouting at you about totally valid font names (#9734)
- Font fallback used to be detected by string comparison, so “JetBrains Mono” and “Jetbrains Mono” were considered to be different…
- Sometimes we couldn’t find Cascadia, even though it’s in our package…
- We did not support localized names for fonts, so we thought that “ＭＳ ゴシック” and “MS Gothic” were two different fonts (they are not)
- We’ve resolved a resource leak that resulted in Terminal slowing down, down, down over time (#9729)
- This is @lhecker‘s first commit since he officially joined the team! Woo!
- We will finally no longer crash when you display a bunch of wide glyphs and resize like crazy (MSFT !5903250) (#4907)
- We’ve fixed a crash in the pattern buffer (thanks Miles O’Brien) (#9618)
- App package fragments in invalid folders will no longer trip us up (#9477)
- The shell extension lost 50% of its weight (yay!) (#9552)
- We’ve shaved 120kb off OpenConsole.exe (#9581)
- Terminal will no longer crash if you write weird empty nested commands in your settings.json file (#9495) (thanks @Don-Vito!)
We (well, @Don-Vito) fixed so many issues in selection that we’re giving it its own subcategory.
- Shift + multiple clicks will now work more reasonably (#9403); multi-click selection is now more reliable (#9455); selection start (#9727) and drag (#9790) have been vetted and fixed where appropriate.
Visual fit and finish
- The maximize/restore button will now actually display the right tooltip when maximized (#9412) (thanks @Chips1234!)
- We’ve fixed the bug where the tab switcher/command palette displayed chevrons and icons in all the wrong places (#9487) (thanks @Don-Vito!)
- The actions page no longer has a strange gap on the left (#9780) (thanks @Don-Vito!)
- The settings tab’s close menu item looked different from everyone else’s; now it does not (#9324)
- The close button now fades to the correct color (#9763) (thanks @BreeceW!)
- The tab bar has been given some horizontal breathing room (#9575) (thanks @gabrielconl!)