Microsoft has introduced the new preview version of Windows Terminal 1.20. The new changes are revealed in a post on Microsoft’s dev blog, submitted by author Christopher Nguyen. The updated version comes with many new features, one of which is that now the Microsoft Store will not require an update to Windows Terminal while in use.

This is to the benefit of savvy users as it makes it possible to run tasks in a longer timeframe without worrying that the terminal will be down for updates.

Visual updates

One of the visual updates in this release is the addition of more line types that can be displayed. Users will now be able to display colored, dashed, dotted, or double lines.

But that’s not all. The company has also added updates to the way search results are displayed in Windows Terminal. For example, when searching for text in it, the results will now be highlighted.

Windows Terminal also got several usability updates, such as that the AtlasEngine rendering engine is now enabled by default, the “Canary” ZIP distribution defaults to portable mode, readability of settings disclaimers is improved, and more.

And for those of you who prefer a more vintage experience, the console host in the Canary channel of the Windows Insider Program now ships with features, bug fixes and updates equivalent to the version that comes with Windows Terminal 1.19.

You can see the full list of updates on the Microsoft blog here.

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