Version: 20201.4.3243.0 Filesize: 21.8MB
- Open Source
- In English
Windows Terminal is a powerful, fast, productive, and modern command-line system administrator application that serves as an improvement to the classic terminal tool that comes with preloaded features like split panels and tabs combined with shells and command-line tools like WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) Command prompt and PowerShell. Microsoft refined the terminal application platform with much faster, optimized, and powerful features for the modern generation and included support for GPU accelerated text rendering engine, custom themes, UTF-8 character support, and in-depth user configuration.
Developed as the new open-source environment with the official codename ‘Cascadia’ with the insights and aimed to enhance productivity for professional users who are well versed with the command-line tool and want to improve their workflow.
Features of Windows Terminal
The most sought-out feature requested by users is a feature for a terminal that supports multi-tab. Using the new Windows Terminal, users can run different applications and command-line of their choice such as Ubuntu on WSL, PowerShell, Raspberry Pi via SSH, and lastly command prompt. Unlike the older variant of the Windows command line, it is highly customizable and utilizes the full potential of modern hardware with transparency.
The modern version of Windows Terminal utilizes a newer GPU accelerated text rendering that can display anything you want with emojis and icons as well. Using Cascadia code, users can also access programming litigatures, glyphs, and CJK ideograms used in Powerline. You can set the feel and overall look of the terminal sessions, tab titles, setting fonts, including the color and shape of the cursor.
It is recommended for users to get familiar with the terminal documentation to get a better feel of the modern Windows Terminal. The settings files are divided into two main categories that include global settings for all profiles and a particular setting for each profile.
Under JSON formatted settings located under global settings, users can pick the default profile to start at launch using the GUID of your chosen profile. The terminal will assign a GUID for each profile it comes across, so simply copy and paste the commands of your choice. Users have the liberty to create command prompt, Powershell, and Ubuntu terminal and SSH connections, each with their own size, color themes, font style, and many more.
Steps to download and install Windows Terminal
- 1. To save Windows Terminal, click on green download button on upper right side
- 2. Download of this utility will begin soon, wait for it to complete.
- 3. Locate the .exe file of the program in the download folder where the file is saved.
- 4. Double click on the setup file of Windows Terminal and follow the installation instructions.
- 5. After completing, you can start the application using the start menu or desktop icon.
- Easy and highly optimized JSON settings
- Multiple shell support
- Open-Source under MIT license
- Some features are unstable and buggy
- Only Windows 10 supported