Microsoft first stated that they are getting a new Terminal for command-line users two months ago. Now, the promised Terminal is now available for download in Windows 10. This new terminal was said to be a major update of the existing Windows Command Prompt and PowerShell experience.
The new Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application. “A top priority for Terminal is to include robust support for accessibility, as you have today in the default command-line experience on Windows,” said Kayla Cinnamon, Program Manager of Windows Terminal, Console & Command-Line.
Kayla also gave some Terminal key features which include:
– According to Kayla, this feature was the most requested feature for the Terminal. With this new feature, the user can now be able to open any number of tabs. Each tab is connected to a command-line shell or app of their choice.
– The new Terminal uses a GPU accelerated DirectWrite/DirectX-based text rendering engine. This new text rendering engine will display text characters, glyphs, and symbols. Kayla said that they wanted to create fun, new, monospaced font to enhance the modern look and feel of the Terminal.
Settings and Configurability
– The new Windows Terminal provides many settings and configurations. Settings are stored in a structured text file making it easier for users to configure.
The new Windows Terminal will be delivered through Microsoft Store in Windows 10. Kayla said that the Terminal will be updated regularly for users to be always up to date and able to enjoy the newest features and latest improvements.
Windows Terminal and Windows Console have been made for open source, which means that a user can clone, build, run, and test the code from Github. Get the repository here: https://github.com/Microsoft/Terminal