Windows Terminal is getting a retro upgrade with CRT effects

Vlad Turiceanu
by Vlad Turiceanu
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Last year Microsoft released the Windows Terminal command-line app and has been constantly delivering updates to it ever since.

That being said, a newer and more important update is in the works that will bring retro-style CRT effects to this tool.

At first glance, this may not sound like much at all. However, those of you that remember the glory days of CRT monitors may find this update to be a nostalgia trip down memory lane.

This new feature will not become the new default display mode, and instead, it will become a switchable option that you can use at any time.

Windows Terminal is getting new tools as well

An update wouldn’t be worth mentioning if it didn’t bring functionality changes to the table as well.

The update will allow you to search through terminal tabs to find input or output from various commands. Additionally, tab resizing is also an option now, so you can fit more tabs into view.

Finally, Microsoft now lets you specify a profile to open using custom key bindings while applying a single setting to all terminal profiles.

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The last update Microsoft brought to Windows Terminal was the split-view option, which was received with open arms by users.

Thanks to that new feature, users can now have multiple commands prompts open side-by-side in the same tab within Terminal.

These new changes are already available as of today for Microsoft employees. Everyone else will have to wait until January 14th to get the update.

Are you excited about the latest Windows Terminal features? Let us know in the comment section below.