Windows Terminal gets new features with version 1909

Microsoft ships an update version of the Windows Terminal app with several improvements and changes version scheme to match Windows 10 releases.

Windows Terminal version 0.5 (1909)
Windows Terminal version 0.5 (1909)

As part of the May 2020 Update, Microsoft is making available version 0.5 of the Windows Terminal app with a number of improvements.

According to the company, the experience designed to be the primary experience to use Command Prompt, PowerShell, and Linux distros is now switching the version syntax to match the Windows 10 releases. This means that starting with version 0.5, the update becomes the September 2019 release, version 1909.

In addition, this release introduces a new Microsoft’s Cascadia Code font, which will install automatically with the Windows Terminal version 0.5.

The app now ships with a settings schema, and it has the ability to offer autofill suggestions when editing the “profiles.json” settings file.

Using the Alt + F4 will now close the terminal, and you can now use a pen to select text without the mouse.

Alongside these changes, Microsoft is noting various bug fixes with the Windows Terminal, and announced that testers can expect new previews of the app every month, and version 1.0 should be ready by the end of 2019, with a public release in April 2020.

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