Windows Terminal v0.3 is now available on Microsoft Store

Windows Terminal v0.3 is now available on Microsoft Store

After releasing the first preview of Windows Terminal (v0.2) to the Microsoft Store. Now, Microsoft recently released a major update to the Windows Terminal, which brings the build number the version of the Terminal application to v0.3

One of the highlights feature on this update is the Draggable title bar. On this update, Microsoft also improved the dropdown layout. The dropdown menu has been recolored and resized. Microsoft also makes the dropdown menu to stay on the right of the last opened tab. Minimize, Maximize, and Close has also been recolored to provide a better experience.

Windows Terminal v0.3

Windows Terminal v0.3 Title Bar

Windows Terminal v0.2

For more details, you can read the full changelog below:

Accessibility

We have started to reintegrate some of the assistive technology we added to Windows Console back in Windows 10 1703 into the Windows Terminal.
We now expose the Terminal’s controls and contents as a User Interface Automation (UIA) tree, enabling tools like Narrator to interrogate, navigate, and read the contents of the Terminal’s UI controls and text content.
⭐ The accessibility experience is early in its implementation and has not yet undergone thorough testing, so if you encounter any bugs please file issues on GitHub.
We’re continuing to improve the Terminal’s accessibility features, so stay tuned for lots of updates in this area in coming releases.
New Settings
As we’ve continued to develop and improve the Terminal’s capabilities and features, we’ve also added more configuration options for you utilize!

Custom Tab Title


You can now define the tab title of each profile within your settings by setting the "tabTitle"property in a profile. Applying this setting will override the tab title provided by the profile’s shell. This can help distinguish between profiles and provide a more customized experience.


Additional Background Options


You are now able to add a background image on top of an acrylic background with a color tint using the properties "backgroundImage""useAcrylic", and "background"!
Additionally, you can offset your background image so it’s not only centered using the "backgroundImageAlignment" key and values of "center""left""top""right""bottom""topLeft""topRight""bottomLeft""bottomRight":

This animation demonstrates a gif background offset to the bottom right of the Terminal with a blue tinted, acrylic background.

Selection
When using your mouse to click and drag to select text within the Terminal, you are now able to drag your mouse outside the Terminal window to continue selecting text above/below. Additionally, you can now select sections of text by double or triple clicking. The delimiters for double clicking are set in your profiles.json using the “wordDelimiters” property. Triple clicking will select the whole line!

Key Bindings
OEM keys ({}_+-=|/?<>:”;’) are now available for mapping within key bindings! Additionally, you are now able to have key bindings for copying, copying text without newline characters, pasting, and duplicating a tab! These are set in the profiles.json settings file within the “keybindings” property and are made default as of this release.
👉 Note: If you have previously installed the Terminal before this release, these key bindings will only appear by default once you delete your profiles.json and allow it to regenerate. You can save your original profiles.json elsewhere and copy over your customizations or just add these key bindings manually. We are aware this is not an ideal experience and are working to improve this.

Azure Cloud Shell Connector
You can now connect to the Azure Cloud Shell within the Terminal! Azure Cloud Shell is a browser-based command-line experience hosted in the cloud that gives you access to your files and projects stored within Azure. With this connector, you can add the Azure Cloud Shell as a profile and directly connect to Azure files through the Windows Terminal on your desktop. For details on how to use this new feature, check out Pankaj Bhojwani’s post!

Updated About Section
The About section now includes links to documents you may find useful. These links route to pages on GitHub which provide information on how to get started customizing the Terminal, how to use the Terminal, and what features have been updated with each release.

If you want to update or download this new Windows Terminal v0.3, you can do it from the store here.

Windows Terminal (Preview)
Windows Terminal (Preview)
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free