Microsoft released Windows Terminal Preview v1.11 yesterday, and comes numerous improvements and features, including the ability to open a Terminal window by dropping a folder on the new tab button.
Windows Terminal is one of my favorite features to come to Windows 10 over the past few years as it provides a multi-tabbed console window that you can use for PowerShell, WSL, and Command Prompt consoles.
When using Windows Terminal, you can open multiple console tabs simultaneously with a mix of different shells, depending on your needs and the applications installed.
Windows Terminal is now a built-in application in Windows 10 and can be added as the default console program when right-clicking on a folder.
Windows Terminal Preview v1.11
Windows Terminal Preview v1.11 includes many fixes, but for us, one stands out – the new ability to drag and drop a folder on the new tab button to open a console directly to that folder.
This feature is still a little buggy as if you have increased text scaling in Windows 10, the hot spot to drop a folder will not be directly over the new tab button.
Other highlighted changes in this release are listed below:
- You can now delete autogenerated profiles.
- Terminal will now optionally present a tray icon and minimize windows to it.
- You can now set special font features and custom axis values!
- Bold or “intense” text can now be displayed as bright colors, a bold font, or both.
- There is a new “Split Tab” item in each tab’s context menu, which will split the active profile.
- Terminal now supports displaying the titlebar¹ or tab row with the acrylic material.
- There’s a new “unfocused appearance” editor at the bottom of the Appearance page (per profile).
- Key bindings now support the browser keys found on some keyboards newer than, say, 2000?
- You can now open a new tab by dropping a folder on the + button.
- Those of you with international keyboards can now specify very particular key bindings to “virtual key” codes or scancodes.
- On newer versions of Windows, startingDirectory can now accept Linux paths when launching a WSL profile.
- Tabs created with wt and default terminal instances will now have the launched command line as their title, instead of the default profile name.
- You can now navigate through panes in creation order using
- Navigating through panes with the move-focus action works much better and now also works correctly on startup.
- The toggleSplitOrientation action has been added and it switches a pair of panes from a vertical to a horizontal layout.
- The taskbar will now show the progress state of all of the panes/tabs combined, regardless of which is in focus. This is helpful if you’re running a build in an unfocused tab, for example.
- You can now use sc() and vk() for binding keys, which allows many more keys to be bindable.