Microsoft releases Windows Terminal Preview v0.9 and it's feature-complete

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Microsoft has released Windows Terminal Preview v0.9 with a glut of new features and options. The company says that this update is the last release that will include new features before v1 launches.

In terms of what's new, there's a lot to explore. The latest version of Windows Terminal will now detect any version of PowerShell and automatically create a profile for you, and the wt execution alias now supports command line arguments.

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Command line arguments for the wt execution alias is an important change, giving users a great deal more control over things. For anyone who frequently works with multiple tabs and is tired of having to confirm closing each of them, there's good news -- you can now set "confirmCloseAllTabs" to true at the top of your profiles.json file and never be pestered by the confirmation message again.

In a post about the release, Microsoft highlights a number of other improvements and bug fixes:

  • Accessibility: You can now navigate word-by-word using Narrator or NVDA!
  • You can now drag and drop a file into the Terminal and the file path will be printed!
  • Ctrl+Ins and Shift+Ins are bound by default to copy and paste respectively!
  • You can now hold Shift and click to expand your selection!
  • VS Code keys used for key bindings are now supported (i.e. "pgdn" and "pagedown" are both valid)!
  • Accessibility: Terminal won’t crash when Narrator is running!
  • Terminal won't crash when you provide an invalid background image or icon path!
  • Our popup dialogs all now have rounded buttons!
  • The search box now works properly in high contrast!
  • Some ligatures will render more correctly!

You can download the Windows Terminal from the Microsoft Store or from the GitHub releases page.

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