Windows Terminal Preview 1.14 Release

Kayla Cinnamon

It’s Microsoft Build! We have a Windows Terminal Preview release for you focused on fixing bugs and improving quality. This release also migrates Windows Terminal to version 1.13, which contains the new features defined in this previous blog post. As always, you can install Windows Terminal Preview and Windows Terminal from the Microsoft Store or from the GitHub releases page. Let’s dive into what’s new.

❗The minimum supported version of Windows 10 for Windows Terminal 1.13+ has been increased from 18362 (19H1) to 19041 (20H1).

Experimental background image for window

Have you wanted to have your panes split over one background image, rather than each pane having its own background image? Well today is your lucky day! @nico-abram has contributed the experimental.useBackgroundImageForWindow global setting that applies the focused profile’s background image to your entire window (Thanks @nico-abram!).

"experimental.useBackgroundImageForWindow": true

Image Background Image Window

New actions

⚑ You can now select all the text in the buffer by using the selectAll action, which is bound to Ctrl+Shift+A by default.

Miscellaneous improvements

πŸ› οΈ Using windowed applications from the terminal should work much better now:

πŸ”§ ConPTY can now handle show/hide window calls.

πŸ”§ Windows created by console applications now appear above the terminal.

πŸ”§ Focus events are now sent through VT input.

πŸ› οΈ Visual changes made to the tabs, scrollbar, new tab button, caption buttons, color picker, settings UI, command palette, and search box have been made to move Terminal closer to the Windows 11 design language (Thanks @dansmor7!).

πŸ› οΈ Terminal is now aware of toggled state for Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, and Num Lock (Thanks @matkaas!).

πŸ› οΈ Improved stability and performance on the Atlas renderer.

Bug fixes

πŸ› Terminal should now be able to find Cascadia Mono (third time’s the charm? πŸ˜…).

πŸ› commandline in profile.defaults should no longer override the commandline set in profiles that specify cmd.exe or powershell.exe.

πŸ› Screen readers can now read some settings in the UI better.

πŸ› The terminal should no longer crash when deleting the last profile in the settings UI.

Top contributors

As always, we want to call out the top community contributors who have especially made an impact this release. Here are their usernames:

Contributors who opened the most non-duplicate issues

πŸ† j4james

πŸ† dmachaj

πŸ† elsacoa

πŸ† vadimkantorov

Contributors who created the most merged pull requests

πŸ† j4james

πŸ† ianjoneill

πŸ† arkthur

πŸ† EmJayGee

πŸ† dmachaj

πŸ† dansmor7

Contributors who provided the most comments on pull requests

πŸ† j4james

πŸ† dmachaj

πŸ† dansmor7

Cheers!

If you want to learn more about Windows Terminal’s settings, you can check out our docs site. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Kayla (@cinnamon_msft) on Twitter. If you find any bugs or have any feature requests, feel free to file an issue on our GitHub. We hope you enjoy this release and have a happy Microsoft Build! πŸŽ‰

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