You can now download Windows Terminal on your Windows 10 PC

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
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Microsoft announced Windows Terminal at Build 2019 and promised to release a preview version in mid-June. Starting this week, the preview version of the new app is available for download from the Microsoft Store.

The Windows Terminal app brings different exciting features for developers. They can customize the app by using themes and customization options.

However, the preview build does not come with complete features. Therefore, the customization options require some tweaks in a JSON file.

You can configure your settings by following the complete guide provided by Microsoft.

Support for multiple tabs is now live

Apart from that, the Terminal app also brings support for multiple tabs. Some other features include a GPU-based text rendering engine, emoji support, and more.

Furthermore, it supports almost all devices including PC, HoloLens, Hub and mobile devices.

Notably, Windows Terminal app is currently available to a limited set of users. Windows 10 devices that a part of Windows Insider program or running Windows 10 version 18362 can access the application.

It is worth mentioning that, the Terminal app is currently in its early release phase. Therefore, you can expect to see some performance and usability issues. Microsoft warned its users about the same. 

This very early preview release includes many usability issues, most notably the lack of support for assistive technology. Much of the internal work to support this is complete and it’s our top priority to support assistive technology very soon. 

Many Windows users have already started to download the application. There are some reports that they are experiencing issues while downloading or compiling it from Microsoft Store. You can report your issues at GitHub.

Microsoft published the code on GitHub so that developers can build their own apps.


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