Windows Terminal Hits Version 0.9, Adds New Features

Microsoft announced this week that the preview version of Windows Terminal has been upgraded to version 0.9, adding several useful new features.

Here’s what’s new.

Command line arguments. You can now use command line arguments to launch Terminal in whatever configuration you like, including the ability to open it with specific tabs and pane splits.

PowerShell auto-detect. Windows Terminal will now auto-detect when you have multiple PowerShell versions installed on your PC and will create a profile for the “best” version (based on the version number, whether it’s a GA version, and so on) so you can use it immediately as the default. The other PowerShell versions will still be available via a drop-down menu, of course.

Close All Tabs customization. Now, you can decide whether you’re prompted when you choose to close all open tabs via a new global setting.

But wait, there’s more. Windows Terminal also picks up some accessibility, drag-and-drop, copy and paste, selection expansion, and Visual Studio code key improvements in this release. Plus, there are several bug fixes.

You can download Windows Terminal Preview 0.9 from the Microsoft Store or from GitHub.

Tagged with

Share post

Conversation 10 comments

  • beckoningeagle

    Premium Member
    14 February, 2020 - 9:20 am

    <p>I am waiting for a Settings tab instead of the .json file.</p>

    • RobCannon

      14 February, 2020 - 9:32 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#520532">In reply to BeckoningEagle:</a></em></blockquote><p>I would much rather see some other features first. Anyone that needs a Terminal should be familiar with a .json file. I want to see clickable links and jump list support.</p>

      • beckoningeagle

        Premium Member
        14 February, 2020 - 11:26 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#520534">In reply to RobCannon:</a></em></blockquote><p>Granted, it's just a nuisance.</p>

      • rm

        14 February, 2020 - 11:29 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#520534">In reply to RobCannon:</a></em></blockquote><p>I avoid json files, no reason to use them when a settings screen makes things easier to find.</p>

    • mrdrwest

      14 February, 2020 - 5:13 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#520532">In reply to BeckoningEagle:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>That can be external and added later once most of the good bits are finalized.</p><p><br></p><p>Why not volunteer or start the project on GitHub?</p>

      • stevek

        Premium Member
        14 February, 2020 - 7:15 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#520632">In reply to mrdrwest:</a></em></blockquote><p>Sounds like Paul's next programming project!</p>

      • beckoningeagle

        Premium Member
        16 February, 2020 - 6:20 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#520632">In reply to mrdrwest:</a></em></blockquote><p>I've thought about getting back into programming, but I let my programming skills lag behind early in my career. </p><p><br></p><p>I love user support and infrastructure design and deployment whereas I do not enjoy programming. As the years progressed I can say that a background in programming, and knowing processor architectures have helped me be a better consultant and support person, but that's about it.</p><p><br></p><p>My contributions to programming projects, open source or not, is giving feedback on ease of use, bugs and things that I see will affect my customers going forward.</p>

  • c3po2

    14 February, 2020 - 9:30 am

    <p>I love this UWP app</p>

  • stevek

    Premium Member
    14 February, 2020 - 10:12 am

    <p>Still needs the ability to pull a tab out into a different window; or move tabs between windows.</p>

  • mattbg

    Premium Member
    14 February, 2020 - 10:21 am

    <p>I can't believe it took this long to add copy and paste.</p><p><br></p><p>But I am happy that it is here now.</p>


Stay up to date with the latest tech news from!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Thurrott © 2023 BWW Media Group