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SSH-RT Release 7 and Windows 8.1 update

by on Jul.11, 2013, under Apps

Release 6 and 7 (version 1.0.0.24) are now in the Store, release notes below. This release is for Windows 8.0, and has mostly been improvements and bug fixes to the core functionality.

I have already been working on a release for Windows 8.1, which greatly improves the usability of the terminal in snapped modes. Unfortunately, by releasing a version for 8.1, users still on 8.0 would no longer be able to get updates and there were just too many outstanding issues to move to 8.1 yet. The goal of this release has been to build a solid product for 8.0, and allow us to move to an 8.1 release in the next few weeks.

You can leave comments to this post, use the feedback form on the support page, or email me your thoughts.

[Release 7]
Added support for all Windows International keyboards (UTF8 encoding)
Added 2000 additional Unicode font characters for Eastern Languages (including Japanese)
Added scroll position indicator (scroll bar) when navigating into the back buffer
Improvements to snap modes – Window 8.0 small snap mode (320px) now get super-sampled
Various bug fixes
[Release 6]
Added mouse wheel support for buffer scrolling
Improved snapped mode support and orientation changes
Fixed Comma “,” key mapping
Dialog boxes now get focus automatically


2 Comments for this entry

  • Andreas

    I just bought SSH-RT, it is awesome. Since you can manage several connections with tabs I think it’s not only the most interesting SSH client for Windows RT but for Windows in general. And I tested alternatives like “Royal TS” and “SuperPutty”. The first is way to heavy for my use cases and the latter has a bad window management. So I’ll use SSH-RT on Windows 8 Pro as well. But allow me a question: does the Windows 8.1 support also mean that the font size stays the same when you resize the window? Also it would be great to be able to choose from more font sizes. The smallest is still kind of big on FullHD monitors.

  • Michael

    Hey there,

    Great app! Was wondering if there could be a mobile version in the works? SSH-RT on a 1520 would seem very geekish but at the same time very functional. As a DevOps / Software Developer in Test, being able to ssh into a server to check logs and such would be a godsend!

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