The official version of Microsoft Windows Terminal 1.7 was released yesterday. According to the official, when the official version of 1.7 is released, the preview version of 1.8 will also arrive at the same time.

The preview version of Windows Terminal 1.8 is mainly based on 1.7 with minor changes, optimizing the experience of setting the UI, and so on. The 1.8 preview version can be manually installed through the GitHub page.

Set the UI to configure the default opening method:

  • The user can access the setting UI by clicking the setting button in the drop-down menu or typing “Ctrl + comma”. Currently, the experience of setting the UI is still being continuously improved.

Shift + click: open a configuration file in a new window:

  • Now, the user can hold down the Shift key and click the configuration file in the drop-down menu to open the configuration file in a new window.

The style when the focus is lost:

  • Users can add the “unfocusedAppearance” object to the JSON object of their configuration file and specify appearance settings in it. These appearance settings will be enabled when the window loses focus.

Window naming:

  • A new terminal window naming function has been added.

Set UI update:

  • Font face dropdown: Users can use the drop-down menu instead of entering the font name to select the font style. This drop-down menu also has filters for monospaced fonts and non-monospaced fonts.
  • Delete the base layer: Due to some architectural conflicts with the JSON fragment extension, the development team decided to remove the base layer page from the settings UI. It is currently planning other ways to use the settings UI to edit all configuration files at once. Users can still use the “defaults” section in the settings.json file as a temporary method.



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