(Pictured) Windows Terminal v0.8 Preview Release: New Search Features Bring retro themes

This month’s Windows Terminal preview was officially released today, and Microsoft has also released an update log. This update is already available on GitHub and users can go up to v0.8 via the Microsoft Store. This preview update convention brings some new features and improvements, including the ability to search in the buffer, the default search shortcut is Ctrl and Shift and F, but users can make changes in the profiles.json file.

(Pictured) Windows Terminal v0.8 Preview Release: New Search Features Bring retro themes

Another new feature is experimental support for a variety of retro effects that will allow you to recall the good old days in Windows Terminal. You can enable experimental retro effects by adding the following lines to any profile:

“.i.E. TerminalTerminal Effect”: true

(Pictured) Windows Terminal v0.8 Preview Release: New Search Features Bring retro themes

The new version also has a new default option label length that keeps all tabs the same length. Previously, tab requirements matched the length of the tab title, and natural users could adjust the default settings to their preferences. Also if you have multiple profiles and some settings are consistent, you can customize the default settings so that they apply to each profile by default, and you don’t need to set them separately.

In addition, some bugs have been fixed in Windows Terminal Preview v0.8:

When the window is adjusted, the tab bar adjusts accordingly

Full-screen mode becomes more reliable

Move focus between grouped panes the way you want them to be

Windows Linux Subsystem (WSL) users will now see WT_SESSION environment variables

Fix various crashes