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Windows 10 FluentTerminal

darksmile92 profile image Robin Kretzschmar ・1 min read

Use PowerShell, CMD, WSL and custom shells in one terminal with tabs on Windows 10!

I used Hyper Terminal on my Windows maschine for quite some time and really like it (especially cool extension like hyperpower ).

But I wanted something new and discovered FluentTerminal!

Fluent Terminal WSL

Screenshot of configured terminal

Time to install it!

You can install it via Chocolatey or by downloading it from the repository and install it (manual in repo).

choco install fluent-terminal

FluentTerminal install log

Note:
I needed to download the latest *_No_Dependencies release and run Install.ps1 afterwards to have the app available via windows menu (start and context)!

Fluent Terminal install script

Fluent Terminal shortcut

How does it look?

After the first start, it uses powershell and has the default settings which can be customized.

Fluent Terminal settings

I suggest to review the keybindings and the profiles so you know how to open a certain shell by keyboard:

Fluent Terminal settings profiles

Themes

You can import any iterm2 compatible theme!
Find examples here: https://iterm2colorschemes.com/

Remarks

Fluent Terminal has a huge advantage over hyper for me: custom fonts and symbols from oh-my-zsh in WSL are working properly without any configuration!

The repository:

GitHub logo felixse / FluentTerminal

A Terminal Emulator based on UWP and web technologies.

fluent terminal logo

Fluent Terminal

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A Terminal Emulator based on UWP and web technologies.

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Features

  • Terminal for PowerShell, CMD, WSL or custom shells
  • Built-in support for SSH and Mosh connections
  • Supports tabs and multiple windows
  • Theming and appearance configuration
  • Import/Export themes
  • Import iTerm themes
  • Fullscreen mode
  • Editable keybindings
  • Search function
  • Configure shell profiles to quickly switch between different shells
  • Explorer context menu integration (Installation script can be found here)

Screenshots

Terminal window Settings window

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Arabic (Iraq)
  • Azerbaijani
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

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How to install (as an end-user)

Prerequisite

  • You need to update to Fall Creators Update or later.

Microsoft Store

  • Search for Fluent Terminal in the Microsoft Store App or click here

Chocolatey package manager installation

  • Install Chocolatey
  • From an elevated/admin shell, execute…

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Started coding at the age of 13, now a professional software engineer creating and maintaining enterprise solutions. Eat - Sleep - Code - Lift - Repeat 💪🏾

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