Microsoft has released its new Windows Command-Line App, called Windows Terminal, at this year's Build. It's a new central location where you can access the traditional cmd line, PowerShell, and the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). While developers were able to compile and use the Windows Terminal with the code available on GitHub, Microsoft today released a simple installer through the Windows Store.
In addition to developer themes and customization, the Windows Terminal app also supports multiple tabs that optimize the Terminal App. You must tweak a JSON file to use all the customization options now, as this early preview does not have all the features. Microsoft has some instructions for configuring your settings and key mappings in the JSON file, and you can even change the wallpaper.
Windows Terminal also supports full GPU-based text playback and even emoji. Microsoft has demonstrated build Emoji support with a striking, hissing video, and text rendering is based on DirectX, displaying normal text characters, glyphs, and icons available on your PC.
Microsoft promised a Windows Terminal Preview in mid-June. We have already passed the middle of the month and she has arrived. "This is the first of several pre-release versions in the Microsoft Store," says Kayla Cinnamon, program manager of Windows Terminal. "The terminal team is working to create a consistent schedule that provides regular previews and more frequent builds for those who want to access the latest features when they arrive. Windows Terminal 1
Microsoft is also working to bring the full Linux kernel to Windows 10 to improve the performance of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). If you want to try out the new Windows Terminal, you can immediately download it from the Windows Store.