At the build 2020 developer conference, Microsoft announced that Windows terminal version 1.0 was officially available. Windows terminal will be updated monthly from July 2020.
Tabs and panes
Windows terminal allows users to run any command-line application in tabs and panes. Users can create profiles for each command-line application and open them side by side for seamless workflow. At the same time, each user's profile can be customized according to their preferences. In addition, if a Windows subsystem for Linux distribution or other PowerShell version is installed on the user's computer, the terminal will automatically create a profile for it.
GPU accelerated rendering
Windows terminal uses GPU to render its text, providing a faster experience when using the command line. The renderer also supports Unicode and UTF-8 characters. It gives users the opportunity to use the terminal in multiple languages, and also displays all the emoticons they like. Finally, Windows terminal now comes withCascadia Code 2005.15。 The default font setting is Cascadia mono, which is a font variant that does not include programmed hyphenation.
Windows terminal is full of settings that provide unlimited customization. Users can have acrylic background and background image, as well as unique color scheme and custom font to achieve their own personalized experience; they can also add custom key binding. In addition, whether on windows, WSL, or SSH, each profile is customizable to match the user's workflow needs.
Developer's favorite features
Some of the coolest features in Windows terminal are provided by community members. Microsoft introduced several of them. The first one is background image support, which can support GIF and image in the background of text window. So far, this is one of the most commonly used features in Windows terminal.
The other is the retro terminal effect setting, which increases the support for luminous text and scanning lines in the text buffer, thus providing the feeling of using the classic CRT machine.
In addition, documents for Windows terminal have been moved todocs.microsoft.com。 Microsoft also said it would launch the preview channel of Windows terminal, which users can access fromMicrosoft StoreorGitHub version pageDownload Windows terminal preview.
More details can be found on the official blog:https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/windows-terminal-1-0/