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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty-0.9.9-1

mintty 0.9.9-1 is on its way to the Cygwin mirrors.

- The transparency level can now be set to any value ranging from 4 to
254 in the config file or on the command line. (For backward
compatibility, values below 4 are multiplied by 16. 255 means "Glass".)
- Implemented mintty-specific OSC sequence 7771 for checking which
characters are available in the currently selected font.
- Ctrl+symbol and Ctrl+number combinations that yield control
characters are no longer overridden in xterm "modifyOtherKeys" mode
level 1, but only level 2.
- Stopped sending bogus control sequences for some Ctrl+symbol
combinations. Also stopped trying to add Shift to Ctrl+symbol
combinations to obtain a control character. That's only done for
Ctrl+number combinations now.
- Moved implementation of private mode 30 (as introduced by rxvt) for
hiding and showing the scrollbar to the mintty-specific private mode
7766, because it doesn't do quite the same thing: instead of changing
window size to account for the width of the scrollbar, mintty changes
the number of character columns.
- Stopped rogue mouse release events being sent when application mouse
mode is overridden with Shift.
- Middle button paste now happens on release rather than click of the
button, as in xterm and rxvt.

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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