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Windows Terminal 0.3 release: a series of improvements and bug fix

via:开源中国     time:2019/8/6 8:34:07     readed:1541


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Windows Terminal includes all the advantages of a command prompt and PowerShell. One of its main features is the ability to open multiple tabs, each supporting its own shell.

In Windows Terminal, you can run PowerShell, a command prompt, and a Linux terminal (such as Ubuntu) to switch between them with a single click. It also supports custom themes, styles, Unicode, and more.

Draggable title bar

The latest version of Windows Terminal provides an improved interface that can be dragged from anywhere, but the drag and drop area is still limited to the right side, and when more tabs are opened, the portion becomes smaller.


Improve drop-down button layout

Microsoft also improved the appearance of the title bar and redrawed the drop-down button. Microsoft said that the drop-down button now remains on the right side of the last open for faster access and adjusts the size of the button.


After updating the terminal, you can notice the new colors on the Minimize, Maximize, and Close buttons.


Windows Terminal has accessibility features that allow tools like Narrator to query, navigate, and read the contents of terminal UI controls and text content. This is achieved by exposing the control and content of the terminal to a (UIA), but the improved accessibility experience is still in the initial stages of development and has not been thoroughly tested in Redmond, so it may encounter bugs when used. .

Setting improvement

Microsoft added support for new configuration options that users can use to enhance the performance and functionality of the terminal.

Custom tab title

Now, by setting the "tabTitle" property in the configuration file, the user can change their own custom title for the tab. Note that modifying this setting overrides the tab title provided by the shell of the configuration file. Users can use the custom tab title feature to distinguish between profiles.



Additional background options

The background image can now be added to the WindowsTerminal screen, and an acrylic background with color can still be used. To enable this feature, you must use the following properties:

"backgroundImage", "useAcrylic" and "background"

You can also use the "backoundImageAlignment" key and "center", "left", "top", "right", "bottom", "topLeft", "topRight", "bottomLeft", " bottomRight":


New Selection and Key BindingsSelection

Now, the user can drag the mouse outside the terminal window to continue selecting the text above and below. After the latest update, you can select the text portion by double-clicking or three-click.

Key Bindings

Microsoft has added support for OEM keys ({}_+-=|/?:";') in key bindings. It also provides keys for copying, copying text without using line breaks, pasting and copying tabs. Binding. Users will find these files in the profiles.json settings file. By default, these settings files are enabled in the "keybindings" property.

Microsoft is updating the documentation links for the sections to help users get started with the basic and advanced features of the terminal. It also includes links to Github pages.


The main contents are:

● Now, if you use a real text editor, GVIM (or any other text editor that prefers the "edit" verb instead of the "open" verb), you can open the settings file.

● Fill no longer padding scroll bar

● Improve RTL text

● Users will no longer end up with long running emoji or Unicode sequences in other fancy texts

● Environment variables are now supported in icons

In Windows Terminal 0.3, you still can't see all the open tabs and navigate between them. It's unclear when Microsoft plans to fix this user interface issue.

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