Terminal v0.8 with Cool CRT Effect is Coming on January 14, 2020

WIndows Terminal Icon

Microsoft has today updated the status page, announcing the number of feature to be introduced in version 0.8 of the app. The upcoming release promises to be very interesting, thanks to the new search feature, tab sizing, and retro-style CRT effects.Windows Terminal a new terminal app for command-line users that has plenty of new features including tabs, a GPU accelerated DirectWrite/DirectX-based text rendering engine, profiles, and more.

Windows Terminal is fully open-sourced. Thanks to the new tabbed console, it allows organizing instances of Command PromptPowerShell, and Windows Subsystem for Linux together in a single app.

The app comes with an icon that reminds of new Office and OneDrive icons, reflecting Microsoft's modern design view known as 'Fluent Design'.

Windows Terminal v0.8

Windows Terminal v0.8 is out to internal testing today, featuring the following changes and improvements.

  • Search
  • Tab sizing
  • Retro-style CRT effects (experimental feature)

    (font used is PxPlus IBM VGA8 from https://int10h.org/oldschool-pc-fonts/)
  • Enhanced panes and tabs key bindings
    • You can now specify a profile to open using custom key bindings
    • Ex:
      { "command": { "action": "newTab", "profile": "Ubuntu" }, "keys": [ "ctrl+shift+u" ] }
  • Custom default settings
    • You can now apply one setting to all of your profiles in your profiles.json file

The actual app version can be found on Microsoft Store.

Windows Terminal on Microsoft Store

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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