Check out Windows Terminal Preview version 1.16

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Key notes

  • Windows Terminal Preview users have a lot of reasons to be happy today.
  • The new Terminal Version, 1.16, comes with a lot of themes and new colors.
  • Check out all the bug fixes, improvements, and changes coming to you.

Lately, all the eyes have been on Microsoft, partly due to the fact that the Patch Tuesday update rollout event has brought important fixes and changes.

You might want to check out the 64 CVEs that got fixed this month, and download whatever update you want using the direct download links.

We provided all of the information and links for Windows 7, and Windows 8.1, as well as the Adobe version of the Patch Tuesday updates.

Now, it’s time to zoom in on another Microsoft-designed software, and see exactly what the Redmond tech giant envisioned here.

Text rendering engine, themes, and colors coming to Terminal

Many of you will remember that, a couple of months ago, Microsoft released Windows Terminal Preview 1.15 with full keyboard selection support as well as experimental support for scrollbar marks.

As enjoyable as that was for Terminal users, know that today, Microsoft has rolled out version 1.16, which actually looks like a pretty significant update.

With this new version, a global property for themes has been added that allows you to customize your Windows Terminal windows however you like.

Thus, you can now modify themes from the JSON file and select them from the Settings section. How cool is that?!

Furthermore, you now have the ability to customize tabs, tab rows, and windows, and if you don’t know where to start, Microsoft provided a neat tutorial for you.

Microsoft also mentioned that a lot more colors have been introduced to give Terminal a more cohesive and modern appearance.

Also, according to Remond officials, the application will now use the dark theme as the default rather than relying on the current system theme.

For the users that desire a more stable experience, Windows Terminal has been updated to version 1.15 as well, so be sure to check that out.

Moving on, we’re going to take a look at the improvements and fixes changelog, just so that we get a much better understanding of this version’s full capabilities.

Bug Fixes

  • When BEL is emitted in a light terminal, the flash in the pane will now darken rather than brighten
  • When pasting multiple lines, the whitespace is no longer removed
  • CloseOnExit will now automatically close the Terminal when terminated if it launched by a process, otherwise Terminal will close with the graceful behavior.


  • Mark mode key bindings now precede custom key bindings.
  • When in mark mode, you can now Tab and Shift+Tab between hyperlinks.
  • The setting to adjust the colors of indistinguishable text is now enabled by default.
  • We’ve modified the default dark and light theme colors for a more seamless appearance between the tab and the text buffer.
  • The back button in the command palette now returns to the previously selected item in the filtered action list

Remember that you can download Windows Terminal 1.15 and Windows Terminal Preview 1.16 from the Microsoft Store, GitHub, or Windows Package Manager.

The latest release for Windows Terminal is v1.15.252 and for Windows Terminal Preview, it is v1.16.252, just in case you were wondering.

Have you installed the latest version of Windows Terminal Preview? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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