Windows Terminal Preview 1.4 brings embedded hyperlinks support, version 1.3 generally available

Microsoft has released new versions of Windows Terminal both for general users and those using the preview version. For general users, there's version 1.3, which includes all the features that were made available in preview last month, including a command palette, a tab switcher, expanded tab color settings, and more.

If you're trying out the preview, though, you're getting version 1.4. This release also includes a handful of additions, starting with the support for jump lists. This allows the Windows Terminal Preview to launch with a specific profile from the start menu or task bar.

The update also brings hyperlink support for embedded hyperlinks, which will now appear with an underline. They can be opened by holding the Ctrl key while clicking on them. Support for automatic detection of plain text hyperlinks is expected to arrive soon.

Then there is the support for rendering blink graphic using the SGR 5 attribute. This allows adding fun blinking displays inside the text buffer.

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There's also a handful of bug fixes in this release:

  • Vim will no longer start in replace mode.
  • The Terminal will no longer crash when selecting an out-of-bounds range through Narrator or NVDA.

If you installed Windows Terminal through the Microsoft Store, you should get the latest version automatically. If you prefer installing manually, you can grab the latest release from the GitHub project page.

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