Windows Terminal Preview v0.9 brings exciting new features

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Programming enthusiasts around the world should be overjoyed knowing that Windows Terminal has just received a major update, bring the version to 0.9. This is reportedly the last major update before the v1 release, so you don’t have to wait any longer.

You can download the Windows Terminal from the Microsoft Store or from the GitHub releases page.

What’s new in Windows Terminal 0.9?

1. Command Line Argument support

For the very first time since launch, Terminal can be launched with new tabs and panes split just how you like, with the profiles you like, starting in the directories of your choice.

Here is a perfect example of Windows Terminal 0.9’s new capabilities:

  • wt -d C:UserscinnamonGitHubWindowsTerminal ; split-pane -p “Command Prompt” ; split-pane -p “Ubuntu” -d \wsl$Ubuntuhomecinnak -H

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For full documentation of what you can do with the command lines, check out this detailed article.


2. Auto-Detect PowerShell

Those of you that frequently use PowerShell should know that Terminal is now capable of detecting any version of it installed on your PC. Not only that, but it will automatically create a profile on it for you.

It will also take the latest version of PowerShell that you have installed and make it the default one, renaming it to PowerShell, and taking the place of the original PowerShell Core slot.

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3. Confirm Close All Tabs

Having to confirm your choice every time you want to close a tab can get extremely annoying at some point, especially when you know for sure that that is what you want.

A new feature was created, and it allows you to always hide the Close All Tabs confirmation dialog. All you need to do is set the confirmCloseAllTabs to true at the top of your profiles.json file and that’s it.


These are not all the changes introduced in the latest update, but they are the ones definitely worth mentioning.

What other new features are you expecting to see in future versions? Let us know what you’re expecting in the comments section below.