Windows Terminal gets new features with version 1.11

A new update preview of the Windows Terminal arrives with several improvements, including acrylic material for the title bar.

Windows Terminal 1.11
Windows Terminal 1.11
  • Microsoft releases Windows Terminal version 1.11 as a preview.
  • The update brings acrylic material for the title bar, options to minimize to the system tray, pane and Settings UI changes.

Windows Terminal version 1.11 is now available as a preview with new features and improvements that you can start using on Windows 11 and Windows 10.

According to the official list of changes, this update introduces an option to enable acrylic material for the title bar. You can minimize the terminal in the system tray. It’s possible to use bold and bright fonts for a more intense text style. You can drag and drop folders to open the location in the terminal. You can swap or move panes. There are some Settings changes and a lot more.

Windows Terminal 1.11 changes

In version 1.11, there is a new "useAcrylicInTabRow": true that you set in the settings.json find to enable the acrylic title bar in the Windows Terminal.

It’s now possible to minimize the Windows Terminal app in the system tray of the Taskbar by setting to true the minimizeToTray and alwaysShowTrayIcon options in the settings.json file.

You can choose how intense text will appear in the terminal by using the intenseTextStyle profile setting. You can either set your style to be bold, bright, both bold and bright or have no additional styling added to it.

Also, the font object now accepts OpenType features and axes in the settings.json file.

In addition, Windows Terminal version 1.11 changes the launch behavior through the default terminal setting. As a result of this change, the terminal will now use no profile rather than your default profile.

As part of some of the new functionalities changes, you can now drag and drop folders and files onto the ‘+’ button, and that action will open a new tab, pane, or window using the starting path. When holding Alt, a new pane will open. When holding Shift, a new window will open. Without any key modifiers, a new tab will open.

The terminal pane has also received some updates. For instance, using the movePane action, you can move a pane to a new or existing tab with this update. And using the swapPane action, it’s possible to swap the places of two panes within a tab.

You can right-click on a tab and select Split Tab to split the active profile into a new pane.

For the Settings experience, version 1.11 introduces settings to customize when the profile is unfocused. And when adding keys to actions, you now only have to type the key-chord rather than spelling out all of the keys (for example, c-t-r-l).

Windows Terminal 1.11 is now available as a preview with the new features mentioned above and several bug fixes, and you can download it from the Microsoft Store or GitHub. If you are using the stable channel of the app, you can now update to version 1.10, which includes all these improvements.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].