Version 1.9 of the Windows Terminal Preview introduces "quake mode", which allows users to fire up a new terminal instance from anywhere in Windows by typing the shortcut Win + `. It can be dismissed with the same shortcut. The terminal is 'snapped' to the top half of the monitor and can only be resized from the bottom.
With this version of Windows Terminal Preview, users can set it as the default emulator on Windows, allowing any command line application to launch inside the user's selected terminal emulator. For example, double clicking on PowerShell will automatically open it inside Windows Terminal Preview.
Microsoft has also created an italic version of its Cascadia Code font that it developed just for Windows Terminal. The font can be downloaded from GitHub. The Windows Terminal team are also adding Arabic and Hebrew characters to Cascadia Code in mid-June.
Customizing keyboard shortcuts should be easier now with the ability to edit existing actions from the Actions page inside the settings UI. There's also a new page in the settings UI for creating a new profile with the option to start a new profile or duplicate an existing one. And there's new preview window that let's users check the look of their profile as they're making it.
The Windows 10 Insider Preview build 21390 release brings Microsoft's Fluent design to Task Manager and MSI installers icons.
There are several bug fixes too, including a bug causing the 'news and interest' taskbar widget to appear blurry on some resolutions and scaling factors. It also fixes a dark mode glitch that caused the text in the File Explorer search box to be black on a black aground. Microsoft is still trying to fix a similar text coloring issue affecting Search in the task bar.