Microsoft Releases New Windows Terminal On Windows Store; Download Now

Windows Terminal in the Microsoft Store

Microsoft Releases New Windows Terminal On Windows Store; Download Now

Microsoft unveiled the new Windows Terminal at Build 2019 finally bringing features to the Windows command line that *nix users have been enjoying for a long time.

The code has been available to download and compile for a little while, but now Microsoft has released a ready-made Windows Terminal app for anyone to try out.

You can access the traditional cmd line, PowerShell, and the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), all at one place, through the new Windows Terminal. Furthermore, it supports themes and more customization for developers who want to tweak the Terminal app.

The application requires Windows 10 May 2019 Update or newer, so if you're an insider running 20H1 preview builds, you should be able to get it as well. Because text is such a core part of the app, Microsoft also included GPU-accelerated text rendering as well as support for multiple fonts and emoji. That said, The Verge points out that you will need to edit a JSON (JavaScript Open Notation) file before you can go all out with the customisations options.

Windows Terminal app on Windows 10.

"This very early preview release includes many usability issues, most notably the lack of support for assistive technology", the program's download page says". In the meantime, you can check out the early preview version from the Microsoft Store here.

Consequently, many new features like themes and customization are still very unstable. "Windows Terminal 1.0 will arrive in the Microsoft Store this winter!"

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