Microsoft has released a new preview for Windows Terminal, and anyone who considers themselves a keyboard warrior (probably all heavy terminal users) will like the latest features. In version 1.3, you get a command palette and an advanced tab switch to make it easier to navigate between your tabs.
Windows Terminal has come a long way since the dull look of Windows 7 and 8. These days it has themes, and you can add custom wallpapers, it supports tabs so you do not need a dozen windows open, and Unicode, and it is even with open source.
But it’s not perfect yet, and Microsoft is not ready to quit. In the latest Windows Terminal Preview, Microsoft added a command palette and advanced tab changer.
The command palette allows you to dial all commands in Windows Terminal with a shortcut. If you need additional commands, you can add them to a settings.json file or use it to modify the keyboard command to bring up the palette.
The advanced tab switches will also delight keyboard fanatics, as you can easily switch tabs without using the mouse. Instead, Ctrl + Tab and Ctrl + Shift + Tab let you switch between the next and previous tabs. Or you can use Ctrl + C to pull up a tab search to find a specific tab.
And to keep your tabs organized, you can now assign them colors for easy eye search. Check out the Microsoft blog for a complete overview of how to change settings and take advantage of the new features.
You can download the latest Windows Terminal Preview from the Microsoft Store.
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