Introducing Windows Terminal app for Windows 10

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  1.    #10

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Then you shouldn't be using an User account, anyhow.
    There is a reason for the differences between admin & user accounts.
    What's wrong with running a quick check on something from an admin command prompt in a user account rather than faffing about switching accounts?
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       #11

    By the way, anyone else been personalizing their Terminal UI's?
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       #12

    Cliff S said: View Post
    By the way, anyone else been personalizing their Terminal UI's?
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  4.    #13

    Regarding this Release Color Tool April 2019 . microsoft/terminal . GitHub

    It does support the non-Store version colour changes but not background images ...the .json file does not get recognised and
    I can't get a background image onto the non-store version of CMD or PS.... pity!
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       #15

    Superfly said: View Post
    I can't get a background image onto the non-store version of CMD or PS.... pity!
    I am not saying this is your issue, but just wanted to give a tip for those not getting background images to work.

    A JSON file reads paths as Uniform resource Identifiers (URI).

    One significant difference between a path and a URI is that you can't use backward slashes (\) in URI. A typical Windows path to a file:

    C:\Users\Pictures\MyBackground.png

    and the same using URI instead of path:

    C:/Users/Pictures/MyBackGround.png

    Here's the PowerShell profile from my Windows Terminal settings, the background image line using URI highlighted:

    Code:
            {
                "acrylicOpacity" : 0.5,
                "background" : "#012456",
                "backgroundImage" : "E:/Users/Kari/OneDrive/Backgrounds/PS_Background.jpg",
                "backgroundImageOpacity" : 0.5,
                "backgroundImageStretchMode" : "uniformToFill",
                "closeOnExit" : true,
                "colorScheme" : "Campbell",
                "commandline" : "powershell.exe",
                "cursorColor" : "#FFFFFF",
                "cursorShape" : "bar",
                "fontFace" : "Lucida Console",
                "fontSize" : 12,
                "guid" : "{61c54bbd-c2c6-5271-96e7-009a87ff44bf}",
                "historySize" : 9001,
                "icon" : "ms-appx:///ProfileIcons/{61c54bbd-c2c6-5271-96e7-009a87ff44bf}.png",
                "name" : "Windows PowerShell",
                "padding" : "0, 0, 0, 0",
                "snapOnInput" : true,
                "startingDirectory" : "%USERPROFILE%",
                "useAcrylic" : false
            },

    This works:

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    However, if I change that background image line to normal path statement using backslashes, it won't work:

    Code:
            {
                "acrylicOpacity" : 0.5,
                "background" : "#012456",
                "backgroundImage" : "E:\Users\Kari\OneDrive\Backgrounds\PS_Background.jpg",
                "backgroundImageOpacity" : 0.5,
                "backgroundImageStretchMode" : "uniformToFill",
                "closeOnExit" : true,
                "colorScheme" : "Campbell",
                "commandline" : "powershell.exe",
                "cursorColor" : "#FFFFFF",
                "cursorShape" : "bar",
                "fontFace" : "Lucida Console",
                "fontSize" : 12,
                "guid" : "{61c54bbd-c2c6-5271-96e7-009a87ff44bf}",
                "historySize" : 9001,
                "icon" : "ms-appx:///ProfileIcons/{61c54bbd-c2c6-5271-96e7-009a87ff44bf}.png",
                "name" : "Windows PowerShell",
                "padding" : "0, 0, 0, 0",
                "snapOnInput" : true,
                "startingDirectory" : "%USERPROFILE%",
                "useAcrylic" : false
            },

    Now, image URI is wrong, and background would not be applied:

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    Short: In Windows Terminal settings file profiles.json, replace each and every backslash (\) with a forward slash (/).

    Kari
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  7.    #16

    Kari said: View Post
    I am not saying this is your issue, but just wanted to give a tip for those not getting background images to work.

    A JSON file reads paths as Uniform resource Identifiers (URI).

    One significant difference between a path and a URI is that you can't use backward slashes (\) in URI. A typical Windows path to a file:

    C:\Users\Pictures\MyBackground.png

    … and the same using URI instead of path:

    C:/Users/Pictures/MyBackGround.png

    Here's the PowerShell profile from my Windows Terminal settings, the background image line using URI highlighted:

    Code:
            {
                "acrylicOpacity" : 0.5,
                "background" : "#012456",
                "backgroundImage" : "E:/Users/Kari/OneDrive/Backgrounds/PS_Background.jpg",
                "backgroundImageOpacity" : 0.5,
                "backgroundImageStretchMode" : "uniformToFill",
                "closeOnExit" : true,
                "colorScheme" : "Campbell",
                "commandline" : "powershell.exe",
                "cursorColor" : "#FFFFFF",
                "cursorShape" : "bar",
                "fontFace" : "Lucida Console",
                "fontSize" : 12,
                "guid" : "{61c54bbd-c2c6-5271-96e7-009a87ff44bf}",
                "historySize" : 9001,
                "icon" : "ms-appx:///ProfileIcons/{61c54bbd-c2c6-5271-96e7-009a87ff44bf}.png",
                "name" : "Windows PowerShell",
                "padding" : "0, 0, 0, 0",
                "snapOnInput" : true,
                "startingDirectory" : "%USERPROFILE%",
                "useAcrylic" : false
            },

    This works:

    Click image for larger version. 

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    However, if I change that background image line to normal path statement using backslashes, it won't work:

    Code:
            {
                "acrylicOpacity" : 0.5,
                "background" : "#012456",
                "backgroundImage" : "E:\Users\Kari\OneDrive\Backgrounds\PS_Background.jpg",
                "backgroundImageOpacity" : 0.5,
                "backgroundImageStretchMode" : "uniformToFill",
                "closeOnExit" : true,
                "colorScheme" : "Campbell",
                "commandline" : "powershell.exe",
                "cursorColor" : "#FFFFFF",
                "cursorShape" : "bar",
                "fontFace" : "Lucida Console",
                "fontSize" : 12,
                "guid" : "{61c54bbd-c2c6-5271-96e7-009a87ff44bf}",
                "historySize" : 9001,
                "icon" : "ms-appx:///ProfileIcons/{61c54bbd-c2c6-5271-96e7-009a87ff44bf}.png",
                "name" : "Windows PowerShell",
                "padding" : "0, 0, 0, 0",
                "snapOnInput" : true,
                "startingDirectory" : "%USERPROFILE%",
                "useAcrylic" : false
            },

    Now, image URI is wrong, and background would not be applied:

    Click image for larger version. 

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Views:	2 
Size:	96.7 KB 
ID:	242698

    Short: In Windows Terminal settings file profiles.json, replace each and every backslash (\) with a forward slash (/).

    Kari
    Thanx @Kari - still checking the source to see if it can work on non-store - an export functon to json is in development so we'll see.
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  8.    #17

    Hello guys! I'm new to this forum. One question regarding the Windows Terminal is how I can make cmd in Windows Terminal run everytime as administrator?
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  9.    #18

    roberto98 said: View Post
    Hello guys! I'm new to this forum. One question regarding the Windows Terminal is how I can make cmd in Windows Terminal run everytime as administrator?
    I asked a similar question in post 6. It seems you have to choose the admin option every time you run the app.
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