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Windows Terminal update includes a retro-style CRT mode

Microsoft released its new Windows Terminal command line app last year, and Microsoft has been steadily improving it in Windows 10 ever since. The software maker is now preparing a new update due next week that will introduce retro-style CRT effects. If you’re old enough to be a fan of CRT monitors then this one is for you. A new experimental feature will be enabled that includes the classic scan lines that you might have seen before the world switched to flat monitors and LCD technology.

If your computing days happen to predate the advent of LCD and LED monitor technology, then that dithered blue and those horizontal scan lines will immediately be recognizable to you. The old school effect is even replete with the PxPlus IBM VGA8 font set.

Microsoft is also adding more practical features to Windows Terminal. Those include the ability to search through terminal tabs, as well as adding tab resizing. Then there’s enhanced panes and custom key bindings, in addition to custom default settings.

The current build with these features is limited to Microsoft employees, but the release of Windows Terminal version 0.8 is due January 14.

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