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Version 0.8 of Windows Terminal releases January 14th, includes search function & CRT theme

almost 3 years ago by IanDorfman

Microsoft is throwing a bone to long-time users of their flagship operating system with the latest upcoming release of their new open source Terminal application.

In the app's January 9th, 2020 GitHub status update, Microsoft's Program Manager for Windows Terminal Kayla Cinnamon described the features that can be expected from version 0.8 when it releases to the public on January 14th. The highlight of these features is a new retro theme reminiscent of old-fashioned CRT displays. These retro effects are described as "experimental," with numerous effects made in order to replicate the experience of a traditional CRT display running a classic Windows installation.

In addition to this feature, new functions include support for searching, tab sizing, custom keybind profile selection, and custom default settings that can be applied to every profile.

Windows Terminal is available for Windows 10 version 1903 and later via GitHub.

Further coverage: GitHub The Verge

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