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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty-0.9.6-1

mintty 0.9.6-1 is on its way to the Cygwin mirrors, with a couple of
fixes and enhancements.

- Fixed crash triggered by lots of combining characters on the same
- Corrected initialisation of the bold background colour. (This is
used to display the blink attribute when blinking is disabled.)
- Added 'Show bold as font' option. Previously, disabling 'Show bold
as colour' would cause text with the bold attribute to be displayed
with a thicker font instead of a brighter colour. Having these as
separate options allows bold text to be shown with both a thicker font
and a brighter colour, which is the default in xterm and others. The
mintty default remains bold-as-colour-only.
- Added options that allow to disable the copy and paste shortcuts Ctrl
+Ins and Shift+Ins as well as the various Alt+Fn window command
- Added an option for enabling a set of Ctrl+Shift+letter shortcuts as
found in KDE Konsole and GNOME Terminal, as an alternative to the Ctrl/
Shift+Ins and Alt+Fn shortcuts. Examples include Ctrl+Shift+V for
paste and Ctrl+Shift+N for opening a new window. (These only appear in
menus if the corresponding default shortcuts are disabled.)
- Tweaked option wording and placement (again). The scrolling option
now are all on the Window pane of the options dialog.

Mintty is a terminal emulator for Cygwin with a native Windows user
interface and minimalist design. Among its features are Unicode
support and a graphical options dialog. Its terminal emulation is
largely compatible with xterm, but it does not require an X server.

The mintty manual is installed as a manpage ('man mintty'). It's also
available at

Questions and comments can be sent to the mintty discussion group at or the Cygwin mailing
list. Please use the issue tracker at to report bugs or suggest


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the web page. ÂThis downloads setup.exe to
your system. ÂThen, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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