Windows Terminal gets new features with version 0.4

Microsoft ships an updated version of its Windows Terminal app with new settings and improvements, and here's all you need to know.

Windows Terminal app version 0.4
Windows Terminal app version 0.4

Version 0.4 of the Windows Terminal app is now available with a bunch of new features and improvements.

According to Microsoft, the new experience designed to be primary experience to use Command Prompt, PowerShell, and Linux distros is now getting new settings, updates for key binding, copy, and accessibility.


Starting with version 0.4, Windows Terminal the “profiles.json” is now located in the “LocalState” folder to prevent roaming settings across devices automatically to fix issues, such as app crashing when the dependencies on one device isn’t available in another one.

The tab title will be set to the profile name, rather than the executable’s path by default.

In addition, when there’s an issue with your profiles.json file, the Terminal will display an error message describing what is incorrect. If your profiles.json file cannot be read, the app will use its default settings.

Key binding

When to install the new version, you’ll be able to have both AltGr key presses along with Ctrl + Alt key bindings.

Also, you can now use a key binding to open the tab dropdown. The default key binding that is shipped with this release is Ctrl + Shift + Space.


Microsoft is also adding the “copyOnSelect” as a new global setting in the profiles.json file. When set to true, the clipboard will copy once a selection has been made within the Terminal. If false, the selection will not be copied until further action is taken.

In addition, when selecting text and copy it to your clipboard, the app now writes the selected text to the clipboard as styled HTML.


The UIA bounding rectangles are now correctly aligned with the text ranges on one-hundred percent scale displays. Bounding rectangles define the regions where text is displayed on the buffer inside the Terminal.

If you want to try out the new windows Terminal, you can download the preview from the Microsoft Store on any device running Windows 10 version 18362 or higher release. In the case that you already have the app, then this update will download and install automatically.

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