Starting with version 1.3, according to the software giant, in Windows Terminal there is a new command palette that allows you to search through the available commands. You can use the new tab switcher to navigate quickly between open tabs. It’s also possible to specify a tab color for each profile, and there are new commands.

In this release, there is a new command palette to search commands. You can invoke the command palette  using the Ctrl + Shift + P keyboard shortcut. Also, you can change the key binding by adding the commandPalette command to the keybindings array in the settings.json file. The command palette has two modes, including “action” and “command line.” Action mode is the default mode, and it will list all theWindows Terminal commands. Then you can access the Command line mode using > and you can then enter any wt command, which will be invoked on the current window. You can also customize actions for the command palette by integrating commands to the settings.json file. You can learn more about this feature in this documentation page.

Tab switcher

The tab switcher in Windows Terminal allows you to navigate more efficiently between open tabs. It’s enabled by default with the useTabSwitcher global setting. To navigate between tabs use the Ctrl + Tab keyboard shortcut to jump to the next tab, and the Ctrl + Shift + Tab keyboard shortcut to navigate the previous tab.

Color tabs

When using the terminal, it’s now possible to specify a tab color for each profile using the tabColor setting in a profile and setting it to a color in hex format.

Windows Terminal commands

Starting with version 1.3, the Windows Terminal introduces new commands that you can add to your key bindings inside the settings.json file.

WT commands as key binding

You can now execute wt.exe command line arguments with key bindings. 

Send input to shell

You can now send input to the shell using the sendInput command.

You can now search through your tabs in a new search box using the tabSearch command.

Custom color scheme

You can change the color scheme of the active window by using the setColorScheme command. These new changes are available now, and you can get the Windows Terminal version 1.3 from the Microsoft Store or GitHub. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.