Microsoft released Windows Terminal Preview 1.9 today.

This release comes with quake mode. Quake mode allows users to quickly open a new terminal instance from anywhere in Windows by typing Win+`. The quake window will appear on the top half of your screen and can easily be dismissed with the same keyboard shortcut.

Changed and Fixed

  • There was an issue that would result in blank profiles or profiles containing just one setting; it is now fixed
    • The only known cause of this issue was editing the settings of a profile the first time you ever launch Terminal
    • If you have profiles named Default in your dropdown, this is probably why.
    • We will now attempt to heal settings files broken by this bug
      • If you did have a profile that you actually liked that didn’t have a name or a GUID or any settings, it will now be broken.
        • (Why? That’s just a Command Prompt profile with no useful identifying information in it…)
  • We’ve fixed a bunch of instances of the terminal losing focus
  • We will no longer close a tab on middle-click down because up is much more reasonable
  • The “close tabs to the right” and “close other” options have finally returned, thanks to some quick out-of-the-box thinking
  • Nested commands will no longer interfere with deleting the > command palette mode character
  • The “new tab” dropdown will no longer go up when it used to go down; we no longer live in topsy turvy-land
  • Terminal will no longer create a new profile with the name “Profile 13” if you’re weird enough to add a new profile called “Profile 13” yourself
  • The window rename action will no longer also pop keys into the terminal
  • You can now navigate better using your key bindings in the Settings UI
  • Terminal will no longer let an application emit more than one bell per second
    • In other news, a 1-second delay we accidentally introduced before a bell has been resolved
  • The command palette will now respect your locale when you do a case-insensitive search
  • The “discard” button will try harder to keep you looking at the profile you’re on
  • Terminal will try to keep the last selected pivot active when you move between profile pages
  • We fixed a bug that resulted in certain CJK punctuation characters being deleted
  • Duplicating a tab will now attempt to copy its title, when that title was provided by you, the user
  • The “Use parent process working directory” and starting directory settings have learned to stop fighting back
  • The various long tooltips in the application will now be wrapped more
Windows Terminal Preview
Windows Terminal Preview
Developer: ‪Microsoft Corporation‬
Price: Free