Windows Terminal Preview v0.10 Release

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Kayla

Welcome to the v0.10 release of the Windows Terminal! As always, you can install the Windows Terminal from the Microsoft Store or download the package from the GitHub releases page. Let’s dive into what’s new!

Mouse Input

The Terminal now supports mouse input in Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) applications as well as Windows applications that use virtual terminal (VT) input. This means applications such as tmux and Midnight Commander will recognize when you click on items in the Terminal window! If an application is in mouse mode, you can hold down shift to make a selection instead of sending VT input.

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Settings Update

Duplicate Pane

You can now open a new pane with a duplicate profile of the pane that is in focus. This can be done by adding "splitMode": "duplicate" to the "splitPane" command list in your key bindings. This key binding will duplicate the profile, but you can add other options such as "commandline", "index", "startingDirectory", and "tabTitle". If you’d like to read more about these key binding options, you can check out this blog post.

{"keys": ["ctrl+shift+d"], "command": {"action": "splitPane", "split": "auto", "splitMode": "duplicate"}}

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Bug Fixes

🐛 The text behavior when it reflows on resizing of the window is significantly improved!

🐛 The borders when using dark theme aren’t white anymore!

🐛 If you have the taskbar auto-hidden and your Terminal is maximized, the taskbar now appears when you mouse over the bottom of the screen.

🐛 Azure Cloud Shell can now run PowerShell, accept mouse input, and follow the desired shell of your choice.

🐛 Touchpad and touchscreen scrolling now moves at a normal pace.

Top Contributors

Our community has done a fantastic job of staying involved and we’d like to recognize those who went above and beyond for this release!

Contributors Who Opened the Most Non-Duplicate Issues

🏆 greg904

🏆 keithn

🏆 grubba

Contributors Who Created the Most Merged Pull Requests

🏆 german-one

🏆 KevinAIreland

🏆 greg904

🏆 rpunt

🏆 adyprajwal

Contributors Who Provided the Most Comments on Pull Requests

🏆 greg904

🏆 jsoref

🏆 german-one

Roadmap

We’d like to give you an update on our roadmap so you know what to expect in the coming months! Currently, we are fixing bugs to prepare for the release of v1. Windows Terminal v1 will be released in May. After that, we’re planning to have the next update release in June in order to continue with our monthly ship cycle. Our releases will continue to be on both the Microsoft Store and GitHub!

Come Say Hello!

As always, if you have any questions or feedback, feel free to reach out to Kayla (@cinnamon_msft) on Twitter. If you have any feature requests or find any bugs, please file them on our GitHub repository. We hope you like this release of the Windows Terminal preview and we’ll chat with you soon!

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