One of the most powerful and at the same time most unknown applications of Windows 10 is Terminal. An application that not well known to mainstream users, but nevertheless it is very useful for many system administrators, technicians and especially developers.
And in the Build 2021 environment, Microsoft has announced What’s New in Windows Terminal thanks to a new preview version that has a new Quake mode that facilitates access from anywhere in Windows with the press of a key.
The command console is a basic utility in Windows and therefore in Windows 10. A tool that allows you to have tabs open with different types of terminal ranging from a Powershell to a DOS console.
And now Windows Terminal comes to the preview with a new mode that, under the name of Quake, allows you to open a new command console window from anywhere within Windows thanks to a keyboard shortcut.
Windows Terminal reaches version 1.9 and alongside Quake mode it also includes a comprehensive configuration page that allows the user to choose the background, change the default command line tool, or modify other user interface options.
Also, Windows Terminal can be set as the default terminal emulator for Windows. This means that all command line applications can be started through the Windows Terminal application instead of the classic command prompt or PowerShell.
Windows Terminal in the new version already pre-installed in preview versions Windows 10 and will be part of the big update we know as Sun Valley, due to arrive in the fall. Additionally, Windows Terminal can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store.
- Download it at: Microsoft Store
- Price: Free
- Category: Productivity
More information | Microsoft
Via | Windows Central