Great to see some of these improvements, especially the cut/copy/paste keyboard shortcuts. However, I've been seeking for a way for the cmd window to have a tabbed interface for a while. So, for example, I can run a ping/tracert etc. in one tab, a chkdsk in another tab, and something else in a third, without having multiple windows open taking up screen real estate.
Also consider adding panes side-by-side within the console.1,663 votesin preview · AdminRich Turner (Sr. Program Manager, Windows Console & WSL, Windows Developer) responded
We cannot add tabs to Windows Console, but we did add tab support and MANY great new features to the new Windows Terminal which is available for download from the Microsoft Store.
We strongly encourage you to download and use Windows Terminal moving forward.
It'd be nice if Console could support font fallback to enable it to display emoji, east-Asian glyphs, and Unicode symbols.
Consolas doesn't have very broad Unicode coverage, and most *nix terminals have the capability.54 votesin preview · AdminRich Turner (Sr. Program Manager, Windows Console & WSL, Windows Developer) responded
This feature is now available for you to enjoy in the new Windows Terminal available to download from the Microsoft Store.
I really really want utf-8, I do not use any legacy console apps from 80-s, so please please please make it happens :)776 votesin preview · AdminRich Turner (Sr. Program Manager, Windows Console & WSL, Windows Developer) responded
We strongly encourage you to download and use Windows Terminal from the Microsoft Store. Terminal already supports UTF-8, emoji, CJK glyphs, etc.
Transparency is an essential visual enhancement for many and should generally only apply to the window contents and not the surrounding "chrome" of the window, such as the title bar and scroll bar.
Optionally, the Console "frame" could be made transparent when focused/un-focused, controlled via separate transparency slider
Also, it'd be awesome if the Console background could support the Fluent blurring effect to reduce the distraction of the contents of underlying windows while giving some visual cue as to what the app underneath is doing.187 votes
The new Windows Terminal implements adjustable transparency/blur, along with MANY great new features. We encourage you to download it from the Microsoft Store & share feedback/file issues on the GitHub repo: https://github.com/microsoft/terminal
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