Today marked the last major update before Microsoft releases the 1.0 version of Windows Terminal, the new terminal emulator for Windows 10 that the company unveiled a year ago. According to Microsoft's Kayla Cinnamon, Program Manager for Windows Terminal, anyone can download the latest terminal from the Microsoft store, or by visiting their GitHub releases page to see what has changed with the latest version of Windows Terminal.
💥 MAJOR SETTINGS CHANGES are in this release of Windows Terminal v0.11! Check out the blog post for more info! 💥 https://t.co/8ZQnrsiDZN
— Kayla Cinnamon ☕ (@cinnamon_msft) April 22, 2020
Overall, the new release isn’t packed with brand-new features but rather, it is focused on usability and enhancements to the app's settings as it moves closer to its production release. Windows Terminal now includes support for non-English UI languages, and Microsoft recommends that you move the settings file out of the app folder to let it generate a new one, and then copy your settings back.
Some other major additions include:
- The profiles.json file has been renamed to settings.json. This change happens automatically for any existing installations.
- The new settings file binds the "copy and paste" commands to the Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V shortcuts, and will work alongside any existing key bindings already setup.
- Copied text will now copy as plain text by default.
- The Cascadia Code font is now the default font for all profiles automatically generated by Terminal.
- Terminal now ships with two new themes -Tango Light and Tango Dark.
As Microsoft prepares for version 1.0 of the Windows Terminal, some settings have also been removed as they were deprecated.
- The “Globals” namespace is no longer supported in the JSON file.
- The application theme has been renamed. Microsoft suggests that this change will help clean up naming and providing more flexibility in the future.
- Copying as a single line has been removed in favor of a new argument that makes it easier to understand.
In March, Microsoft released v0.10 that added new mouse and input support, as well as the ability to have duplicate panes in Terminal. To see a complete list of changes and bug fixes, visit Microsoft's DevBlog and GitHub page. You can also find the Windows Terminal roadmap here.