The tech giant Microsoft published a preliminary version of Windows Terminal. An upcoming multi-tab console and terminal application for Windows in the Microsoft Store.
The company also launched the source code of the Windows Terminal application in May of this year. He did it officially on his GitHub website and revealed information about the next application at that time.
Similarly, Windows Terminal is an attempt to create a modern unified terminal interface. The application supports different terminal and console applications, such as PowerShell, command prompt (CMD) and Linux terminals.
Likewise, all these terminals can be loaded in Windows Terminal. The application uses tabs to distinguish between different terminals. Only one click is needed to create a new terminal and switch between existing tabs.
The function is not based on sets, but on its own tab solution. Also, Sets was an attempt by Micrososft to create a universal tab-driven interface. The company finally withdrew Sets from the preliminary versions of Windows and is unlikely to ever return.
Similarly, Windows Terminal is only available for Windows 10, version 1903 or later. Similarly, the application is available in the Microsoft Store and as a source code in GitHub. In turn, the company notes that the current version is a very early preview of the application. and that users should expect usage problems in this version.
Otherwise, Micrososft spokespersons refer to Windows terminal as a new terminal application. As well as: modern, fast, efficient, powerful and productive. This for users of command line tools and shells such as Command Prompt, PowerShell and WSL.
Also, its features include multiple tabs, support for Unicode and UTF-8 characters, a GPU-accelerated text rendering engine and custom themes, styles and settings.
This application promises to be excellent
The compatibility with tabs and the unified interface for different terminal applications is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the new Windows Terminal application. But the application presents several technological improvements. In addition to support for Unicode and UTF-8 characters, it also supports customizations or uses GPU acceleration to render text.
In fact, the interface modification options are not natively integrated into the application at this time. It is necessary to edit the profiles.json file manually to make modifications to the application interface.
Each profile, for example, PowerShell or the Command Prompt (CMD), comes with its own set of settings so you can use different background images, transparency heats or fonts.