The new Windows Terminal and the original Windows console host, all in the same place! [Moved to: https://github.com/microsoft/terminal] (by Microsoft)


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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better Terminal alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where Terminal has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-02-23.
  • Beginner Resources For Latex On Windows 10
    reddit.com/r/LaTeX | 2021-02-24
    My suggestion is you download windows terminal: https://github.com/microsoft/terminal And install Ubuntu on WSL: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10 That way, you have access to *everything* (methods / protocols / scripts / packages) that are available for Ubuntu, which is where most tutorials are aimed at.
  • Epiphany.
    Oh man, you wanna see why reflow took so long to add to the Terminal? Check out microsoft/terminal#4200
  • Maybe someone here will appreciate this
    reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-02-18
    It's pretty good in most cases except when there is a large amount of output being displayed, in which case it becomes totally unusable and unresponsive to Ctrl-C (can take 10-30 seconds to break, compared to < 1 in pretty much any Linux terminal).
    reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-02-18
    Nobody on my team can get the thing to run.
  • [Start] &gt; "Windows Terminal" &gt; get one. Win + R &gt; "wt" &gt; get other with different settings.
    Got somewhat the same issue (plus another one), see this github issue. Please submit a github issue here.
  • Best distro to try on a VM?
    You may not know this, but Microsoft has overhauled their old terminal, and introduced one called Windows Terminal.
  • If your terminal can run Linux and on a catwalk, you're a not a Mac
    It persists. It's not the built-in so called Acrylic which has this nonsense behavior you mentioned but an AHK one, find the AHK script here, it's just amazing: https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/issues/1753#issuecomment-778649347
  • For those who use Windows on an everyday basis, what's stopped you from going over to Mac?
    reddit.com/r/windows | 2021-02-16
    I don't know why. I just seem to hate macOS and Linux. I started using Windows since I was 4 years old and I still don't have any major complaints. In fact they are already addressing my minor complaints with Windows Terminal, PowerToys and WinGet
  • How to make windows terminal fully transparent?
    Doesn't appear to be possible: here's the GitHub issue. Someone at that link has created an AutoHotKey script which seems to do what you want, though.
  • What an improvement!
    reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2021-02-15
    Or might even be better than all Linux Terminals. I particularly looking forward to https://github.com/PowerShell/PSReadLine/issues/1362 and https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/issues/3121 to be implemented together.
    reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2021-02-15
    WT is a Terminal. Linux is a kernel. I don't understand how they can be compared
  • Windows Terminal Preview with AHK-hacked transparency (why: built-in Acrylic transparency didn't make it, script below)
    reddit.com/r/windows | 2021-02-14
    Background: The new Windows Terminal is very promising despite a broken transparency feature. It only allows some weird, buggy Acrylic transparency (changes on focus, only blurry, ignores tabs, headers and more), so cblake777 and munael at Github came up with some great AHK/ scripts: https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/issues/1753#issuecomment-778649347
  • Ask HN: Why hasn't anyone made a bash-like shell that directly targets Windows?
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-02-13
  • Windows Terminal Icons Package
    dev.to | 2021-02-12
  • Well-behaved alias commands on Windows
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-02-12
    > If you, say, Ctrl+C to cancel compilation, you will get the infamous “Terminate batch job (Y/N)?” prompt which interferes with other programs running in the same console.

    Someone has recently discovered a workaround for this issue: https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/issues/217#issuecommen...


Basic Terminal repo stats
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