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Windows Terminal Preview v0.4 released a new terminal from Microsoft

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inWindowsIn Terminal, you can run PowerShell, a command prompt, and a Linux terminal (such as Ubuntu) to switch between them in a single click. It also supports custom themes, styles, Unicode, and more. The update is as follows:

Setting up updates

Profiles.json moved to the LocalState folder

The Profiles.json file has been moved from the RoamingState folder to the LocalState folder. This change prevents automatic roaming on the device, which fixes defects, such as referencing a font that does not exist on another computer on one computer, causing Terminal to crash due to unrecognized fonts.

Tab Title Custom

In the v0.3 release, the "tabTitle" setting was introduced, which allows users to override tab titles with custom string text. In version 0.4, this feature was changed, and by default the tab title will be set to the profile name instead of the path to the executable. If you want to change the default title, the "tabTitle" setting will replace the name of the profile in the tab.

This feature is slightly different from the previous one because it sets the shell title instead of overwriting the displayed title. This behavior is consistent with the behavior used in the original conhost (Console Host Process, the host process of the command line program). The shell header is the title provided by the command line application used in the profile instance, which means that the command line application can still override the tab title, which is a change to the v0.3 version.

Note: In the WSL release, the shell title was rewritten because the default shell configuration in many distributions set the window title before each prompt. You can change this behavior in the bash or zsh configuration file in /etc.

Set warning message

In version 0.4, when there is a problem with your profiles.json file, Terminal will display an error message describing what is incorrect. If your profiles.json file is not read correctly, Terminal will use its default settings, but it will not overwrite your existing settings file.

Key binding update


In the 0.4 version, the AltGr key is bound by "Ctrl+Alt" for the user to use.

Open the Tab drop-down list

This version can use the button binding to open the tab drop-down list. The default key binding is "Ctrl+Shift+Space".

For a list of all available key bindings, seeDocument.

Note: If you have previously installed Terminal, if you want to use the new default settings, you must delete the current profiles.json file and restart the terminal. It will generate a new settings file with default settings. There are improvements in this area regarding moving the current profiles.json file to ensure that a copy of the current preferences is retained.

Copy update

New global settings: copy selection

"CopyOnSelect" has been added to the profiles.json file as a new global setting. By default, it is set to false. When set to true, the clipboard will be copied after selecting content in the terminal. If false, the selection is not copied until further action is taken (for example, using a key binding that calls a copy function). This experience is consistent with the experience on Unix terminals.

HTML copy

When you select a range of text and copy it to your clipboard, Terminal now writes the selected text to the clipboard as HTML. This allows you to paste styled console content into other applications, such as Outlook, Microsoft Word, and more. This behavior is different from conhost because the clipboard always copies HTML data along with regular text instead of defining when to copy HTML data.

Accessibility update

In this release, the UIA bounding rectangle is properly aligned with the text range on the 100% scale display, which defines the area of ​​the text displayed on the buffer within the terminal, improving accessibility.

Fix bug

  • If no behavior is selected, any key bindings for replication are passed to the underlying command line application. So, for example, if you use "Ctrl+C" for copying, it will copy (if there is a choice). Otherwise, ^C sends SIGINT and interrupts the signal as expected.

  • When switching between tabs, the icon will no longer flash. In addition, if the icon path is invalid, Terminal will not crash.

  • When you open the tab drop-down list, clicking on its outside will close the drop-down list and hide it.

  • Terminal no longer re-serializes settings at startup, so your profiles.json file will no longer be reformatted at startup.

  • Once you exit Windows Terminal, the data copied to the clipboard will be saved.

See the release notes for details:Https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/releases/tag/v0.4.2382.0

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