(Picture) Windows Terminal 1.1 Preview Release: New Font Weight, Boot-On, and More

After months of public testing, Microsoft released the official version of Windows Terminal 1.0 last month. Today Microsoft released another 1.1 preview update, introducing features including font weight, boot-on, and many more. Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and efficient end application for users of command-line tools and shells such as Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL.

The main updates for Windows Terminal 1 are as follows

Open in Windows Terminal

Users can select the option “Open in Windows Terminal” (openined in Windows Terminal) in the folder right-click menu in File Manager. Start Windows Terminal with your default profile in the directory selected in File Explorer.

(Picture) Windows Terminal 1.1 Preview Release: New Font Weight, Boot-On, and More

Note: Windows Terminal Preview is open by default until July 2020. There are several known errors that are being worked out here, including the option that is not displayed directly in the blank right-click menu.

Boot up Windows Terminal

This new setting, added by jelster, allows you to use Windows Terminal as a boot-on entry item. Set startOnUserLogin to true in your global settings to enable this feature.

Note that this setting is not valid if the Windows Terminal boot task entry is disabled or disabled in Group Policy or user actions.

Font weight support

Font weight settings are supported in the Windows Terminal Preview preferences. The fontWeight setting accepts a variety of strings that describe font weights, as well as corresponding numeric representations of font weights. A complete document ationof this new setting can be found on the Windows Terminal docs website.

(Picture) Windows Terminal 1.1 Preview Release: New Font Weight, Boot-On, and More

Pictured is a light version of Cascadia Code. Cascadia Code’s font weight is expected to go live in the coming months.

Alt-Click Open Sit

If you want to open a profile in the current window as a pane from the drop-down menu, you can tap it while holding down the Alt key. This opens the profile in the pane by using the auto-split feature, which splits the active window or pane at the longest length.

(Picture) Windows Terminal 1.1 Preview Release: New Font Weight, Boot-On, and More

Label updates

You can now right-click the label and select “Color… “To color your label.” This opens the tab color menu, where you can select a predefined color, or expand the menu to select any color using the color selector, hex code, or RGB field. The color of each label persists in the terminal session. Thank you very much for contributing this feature to gbaychev.

(Picture) Windows Terminal 1.1 Preview Release: New Font Weight, Boot-On, and More

Tip: Use the same hexcode as the background color for a seamless experience.

Rename

In the right-click menu where the color selector is located, we added a tab rename option. Click on this option to change your tab title to a text box in which you can rename the tab for your terminal session.

(Picture) Windows Terminal 1.1 Preview Release: New Font Weight, Boot-On, and More

Compact size

Thanks to WinUI 2.4, we added a compact label size option to the tabWidthMode global settings. This reduces each inactive tab to the width of the icon, giving the active tab more space to display its full title.

(Picture) Windows Terminal 1.1 Preview Release: New Font Weight, Boot-On, and More

New command line arguments

We added some additional commands as parameters when calling wt from the command line. The first is –maximized,-M, which will start Windows Terminal in a maximized manner.

The second command is — fullscreen, -F, which starts Windows Terminal in full screen. These two commands cannot be combined.

The last one is –title, which allows you to customize the title of the label before you start Windows Terminal. This is the same as the tabTitle profile settings.

Note: If you have Windows Terminal and Windows Terminal Preview installed at the same time, the wt command will use Windows Terminal and will not have these new parameters until July 2020. You can change the wt executable to point to Windows Terminal Preview in the following tutorial.

Open defaults.json with keyboard

If you want to open the defaults.json file with the keyboard, we’ve added a new default key binding “ctrl plus alt,” The openSettings command receives a new action that allows you to open the settings.json file, defaults.json file, or both with “settingsFile,” “defaultsFile” or “allFiles.”

{ “command”: { “action”: “openSettings”, “target”: “defaultsFile” }, “keys”: “ctrl+alt+,” }

Fix BUG

The characters under the filledBox cursor can be displayed normally

Now you can control whether Windows Terminal uses Ctrl-Alt as an alias for AltGr in altGr aliases.

The defaultProfile setting can now accept the name of the profile.

The mouse input in Win32-OpenSH 7.7 has been corrected.

The spacing above the label has been removed when The Terminal is maximized