Thursday, May 26, 2022

new version 2.21.0 released


  • New feature: Toggle Full Screen for the current session with ALTGR+ENTER
  • Bug Fix: Alt-Tab: Needs to press tab twice
  • Bug Fix: Detaching the terminal when using multiple monitors always detaches on the primary monitor
  • Search, History, QuickConnect: These windows won't get closed when WinSSHTerm looses focus
  • Tab context menu: Compacted PuTTY menu items into a sub menu / New menu item "Toggle Full Screen"
  • WSL Starter: Autostart SSH server will now be triggered on demand, when opening a WSL connection
  • WSL Starter: For a WSL connection, it is now sufficient to set the host and port
  • Color Scheme: Default color scheme now "WinSSHTerm light" / Adjusted color scheme "WinSSHTerm light"
  • Color Scheme: New button to set the default light tab color (used in "WinSSHTerm light")
  • Color Scheme: Default background color now equal to "Tab Color" if "Custom Tab layout" is enabled
  • new unsupported warning if an architecture mismatch was detected (Popup, Title Bar)
  • new built-in variable CON.PASSWD to access the SSH password (see point 26 in the FAQ section)

Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP): 35004412AA19769E1F6A4BF7B6BFD13F80A64B8703C97320FA27227DE2226971

Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.21.0.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI): EA275EF1DBD44BBF5FC135CB1F0A5992D95BDA09B357891E981D8F450318D1A5

64-bit Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP64): 95B38393A1DDE2E42975A47B96D3F1E6A9BCAC8097DD24A5CBC766AFBB7ACF56

64-bit Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.21.0-64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI64): 6F001E06DD74643E5FDD20C4538529C97A45E9A4CABE5E1E18AE67F2AA14141C

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

new version 2.20.1 released


  • Bug fix: Quick Connect: Open connection with "Enter" key
  • Bug fix: Connection Filter: Search for Pattern Groups now functional
  • Bug fix: Connection Filter: Tab order improved

Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP): 3210710BB29E503FC7E4B1FC544A94271006131FA210DB9DBDF85F67FE20CFC1

Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.20.1.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI): 0944ACCC27609C56BE54330A31BD19F2EAAE3737FD58F810B620569D049E3C73

64-bit Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP64): 3BB42980420C3492B16894F7353B4521B6FF55E992703CE5762C12F6532E22B9

64-bit Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.20.1-64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI64): 4F23611698C926AAF07ADAFA2F836291769EBBEC930F54FDDFCFB5F24DB66E81

Saturday, May 7, 2022

new version 2.20.0 released


  • New feature "Connection Filter": Filter connections quickly with include and/or exclude patterns (Navigate->Connection Filter)
  • Script Runner/Cluster Mode: New button "Con filter" to quickly access the new feature "Connection Filter"
  • Script Runner/Cluster Mode: CTRL+A selects all connections
  • Cluster Mode: New option to add a connection or all connections inside a folder from the Connections window (Right Click->Add to Cluster Mode)
  • Cluster Mode: Remember the column count, default is 2
  • Holding "SHIFT" and opening a connection will open the connection in the next window
  • PuTTY option "Change Settings..." now available in the tab context menu, which lets you change settings like font size while the session remains active
  • Disabled editing the connection name by clicking on it (still possible with F2 or "Right click"->Rename)
  • Info Dialog: New section for Windows, added UBR to the build number for Windows
  • Bug fix: Focus issue when clicking on the title bar and then on a menu item

Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP): 6EC73B26D6B445376DB388D4597B96A8A414AAAC6FC0B85E3895BFE06C612D59

Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.20.0.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI): 292252E36018D18666428CAE311C9B31F01BDDA835EF6ABBD022AAC18ABFE777

64-bit Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP64): DBE29951A815AD962B13923B05911B990ADC62E082DF9000F8DE7002F5E7D1F9

64-bit Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.20.0-64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI64): AD1E270A8872A999DF78795A10CB7EB44C9A06C485EDB67A4302819B48A8A4A5

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

new version 2.19.1 released


  • Bug fix: Fixed some focus issues
  • Script Runner: Output CustomId if not empty

Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP): E43694F516EA3B36E4E897EF19490B55B781C80A76E112F266C06D3435819C18

Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.19.1.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI): D408A722261936A0595F2A0488A669860F3D0ED0F822D2102BCF964135800711

64-bit Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP64): 5049B18BE96070BB77D510897CBADD0AC57097E5BD2D836DFCCE4BA1AAF584C6

64-bit Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.19.1-64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI64): 27A49CA1AC8B900328E180B124263899854D56139A09B96C4685E66E2F66836B

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

new version 2.19.0 released


  • new feature "WSL Starter": Easy access to WSL on Windows (Tools->WSL Starter)
  • Bug fix: Now correctly restoring the window in some cases with multiple monitors

Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP): EF071EC63B842FD7DBE5847D0731E59C5AEE5C5FCEA8A5546BA038589346F0A1

Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.19.0.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI): 0BCC79D00A4587F0D2ECAD6DD01E4E3B6EB68E86A86D0B9143B259A48E7C0C8C

64-bit Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP64): A71CC9DC8B61BDDC945CCE0B2935F0F60CEEE95DC3A2A1144F1267D481BB2D25

64-bit Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.19.0-64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI64): 946A89CFA18EE07063356E6DCB9633BB34E65C70DDD04962E417FD1E07023998

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

new version 2.18.0 released


  • Multi-Input Scripts: Added possibility to search scripts

Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP): CF9933962B590E32589506B53A635E752CA00B99E47E8796D5C9C55E0EA2C608

Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.18.0.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI): 1168FF2672D810B0EE71429B6D1634426931227DE587EEA4C3AAD201B584BA7C

64-bit Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP64): 49937CC9A9DB4B7E6EC558083D0CD4F77D9564AFF9C1BC7CA94D6BF569CFF6C1

64-bit Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.18.0-64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI64): 21C83DB5583CE2A5068B62BECFB4407CB5CDC7E2EC9CE8CCECB64EC29F9DAEE4

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

new version 2.17.0 released


  • Copy Files: New option to use WinSCP's native tunneling feature (File->Preferences->Copy Files->Global Settings)
  • Copy Files: By default, WinSCP's option to "Optimize connection buffer size" is now disabled
  • Connection groups are now listed in the "Cons" menu

Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP): 1253FAD384DDD0ACDA93F45DEBAB58A04490EC31EF8325DCE2F20AE5B78A0DC1

Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.17.0.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI): 3ABE594AFD9907D3B65CAF6ABA7E56178315E539BA98D7EC3E84CE02F7C9E2DC

64-bit Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP64): 9905D87C4CC6596DFCD78DF78E171E2AEB63AF93309C644E47D4BCB63EA39A17

64-bit Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.17.0-64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI64): 9511B966DC552E1E8D4AF69636A89FAA5387A4D64F809A55C46BA49DA8FD2F33

Monday, May 24, 2021

new version 2.16.0 released


  • Re-attaching the terminal window now possible (new Option under File->Preferences->General)
  • Cluster Mode: new option to set another SSH user (Cluster Mode->Open as user)
  • Search Window: Adjusting width of drop down box to fully display the search results
  • Feature 'Convert OpenSSH Key': improved implementation
  • KiTTY: after resizing the terminal font with CTRL+Mousewheel the terminal window size now gets correctly adjusted
  • Minor changes to the GUI
  • Build environment: Upgrade to Visual Studio 2019

Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP): BBED9BBB413C1C432DD4ECE7F60CA28D2138AFB44747526832D8D71FCF86668E

Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.16.0.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI): AAD6A03BBB9A5A93EF73F72BD8D2F8E358FB8FE4ADA2D9DB35602AE05667D848

64-bit Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP64): 43D9020C6C23BACB2C23F4193BCA8734999294D1AB07CF293FCCFA0B599AA7A3

64-bit Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.16.0-64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI64): 356B12EF0DCC124D8A2218ABD32E7E393FE8F4407E3731822322ED74A8A7C8B0

Monday, December 21, 2020

new version 2.15.0 released


  • Check Access: Interactions now possible (like storing a new host key into cache with "y")
  • Check Access: Additionally checking access for the jump server if configured
  • Check Access: In case a password is used for a jump server, the password is now hidden from check access output
  • Improved implementation for setting the terminal font size
  • New shortcut "ALTGR+J" for "Send to quick-connect" feature
  • Minor changes to the GUI

Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP): 0FFB28D28F1F81AE3588E0838A6F0DC5ACB09D6BD58E431EEF66DD6A2311201B

Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.15.0.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI): 02B2EB87DC9D1612DB2C0F9F5A7BA6DD76AF8050EF961838EF251778885448E7

64-bit Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP64): 488D2A537CC9A76B93BC709ECFC095D5806055BE7765A6E66633DAC633BA1B99

64-bit Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.15.0-64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI64): 9092A9E9E0A48CF86087C6C23507F79BEC7E259DD30372666835C866B7E12035

Monday, November 23, 2020

new version 2.14.0 released


  • New option to remember the last triggered connection in the search window (File->Preferences->Misc->Search)
  • New option to automatically follow the tabs in the connection window (File->Preferences->General)
  • Bug fix: Search window not preselecting any window in some cases
  • GUI: Enabled double buffering for some child windows where drawing performance is not critical to prevent flicker
  • GUI: Changed background color of dock panes when using the dark tab mode to reduce flicker
  • Minor changes to the GUI

Friday, November 13, 2020

new version 2.13.0 released


  • New feature: Reload the shared connections file at runtime (File->Reload shared)
  • Cluster Mode: New option to restore the old behaviour when closing the sessions (File->Preferences->Cluster Mode)
  • New pop-up dialog to inform the user about the new 64 bit builds when upgrading
  • Minor changes to the GUI

Thursday, August 20, 2020

new version 2.12.0 released

Please note:

  • There is now a 64-bit version available. You'll need the 64-bit version if you want to use the 64-bit version of PuTTY. If you want to use KiTTY (or 32-bit PuTTY) then you must use the 32-bit version of WinSSHTerm, as there is no 64-bit version of KiTTY available.
  • When setting or changing a master password, a new key file will now be created and all encrypted data in connections.xml and preferences.xml will be reencrypted with the new key. If you use a master password and are upgrading from an older version, it is recommended to change your master password after upgrading to version 2.12.0


  • Now 64-bit builds available
  • Master Password: Security improvements
  • Master Password: New drop down button in connection password fields to show password in plain text
  • Improved detection of read-only instances
  • Improvements to the Help->Info dialog
  • Improvements detecting running processes like Pageant when running on a multi-user system
  • Added global option to set the X11 Display Location (File->Preferences->Terminal)
  • New PuTTY/KiTTY session "WinSSHTerm_ScriptRunner", which is used exclusively by the Script Runner
  • Bug Fix: unhandled exception in the DockPanel Suite
  • Bug fix: Quick-Connect throws an error when upgrading from older version
  • Bug fix: Password field for Jump Server in Quick-Connect dialog was shown in plain text


Monday, July 13, 2020

new version 2.11.1 released

  • Bug Fix: In some rare cases the WinSSHTerm window could disappear when un-maximizing it
  • Fixed some focus issues
  • New feature: Collect and display some useful infos (Help->Info)

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

new version 2.11.0 released

  • New field "Custom Id" in the connection configuration. Its value will be found by the search tool (Navigate->Search)
  • Added support for the XML attribute "Expanded" in the shared connection file
  • Minor improvements to the error handling for shared connections files
  • Minor improvements to the code that sends messages to the PuTTY/KiTTY terminals
  • Bug Fix: Changing the protocol for Copy Files resets the connection SSH port to 22

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

new version 2.10.0 released

  • New feature: Send connection info to quick connect window
  • Cluster Mode: Tabs don't close so that the session can be reconnected
  • New error handling when embedding PuTTY/KiTTY into a tab

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

new version 2.9.4 released

  • Bug fix: When closing a connection the terminal now gets actually closed (instead of getting killed)
  • Unencrypted shared connections files are now also accepted - in order to support their automated creation

Sunday, January 12, 2020

new version 2.9.3 released

  • Bug fix: 'Check Connection' (reworded in 'Check Access') now correctly reverts PuTTY's proxy settings
  • Added 'Check Access' to tab context menu, search form and quick connect form
  • Added a PuTTY/KiTTY binary architecture check in the preferences menu and a warning, if an unsupported 64-bit binary is configured
  • Changed the position of the command line windows from 'Check Access' and 'Convert OpenSSH Key'

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

new version 2.9.2 released

  • Added support for all available SSL/TLS protocols when downloading a shared connection file via https
  • Added options to skip certificate validation and to output error details when downloading a shared connection file via https (File->Preferences->Connections->Options)

Sunday, December 15, 2019

new version 2.9.1 released

  • New feature: In case there are problems when opening a connection you can now get more verbose output by clicking on "Check connection" in the connections window
  • Bug fix: Adding a shared connection/folder when a top level node is selected
  • Bug fix: When reconnecting there was a possibility that the tab didn't get marked with "!!"

Friday, December 6, 2019

new version 2.9.0 released

Please note:  There are core changes in this release. In case you are using the portable edition, you might need to delete the file "lib/WinSSHTerm.dll" before updating WinSSHTerm.

  • New feature: Integrated PuTTY's feature "Restart session" (Tab->Reconnect gracefully)
  • When PuTTY/KiTTY detects a connection loss, the fatal error popup will now automatically be closed
  • New shortcuts for reconnecting and closing sessions (Navigate->Shortcuts)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

new version 2.8.1 released

  • New feature: Easy private key conversion from OpenSSH to PuTTY format by using the keygen feature of (Tools->Convert OpenSSH key)
  • Copy Files: session names with white spaces now correctly shown / added user and host to session name  (File->Preferences->Copy Files->Set default)
  • Bug fix: Loading shared connections from local cache could cause an app crash

Friday, November 1, 2019

new version 2.8.0 released

  • New options for manipulating the shared connections file (File->Export shared)
  • Copy Files: New default custom arguments (display correct session name / open up each WinSCP session in a new window)
  • Minor changes to the GUI

Sunday, August 18, 2019

new version 2.7.1 released

Please note: The following change was made because WinSSHTerm does not support "shims", which are generated by Chocolatey. Please see point 25 in the FAQ section.

  • Improved error handling when the custom location for PuTTY/KiTTY is not set to the original binary

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

new version 2.7.0 released

  • WinSSHTerm is now freeware!
  • Added support for HTTP/SOCKS proxy
  • Variables are now globally supported (Script Runner, Cluster Mode, Script Buttons)

Thursday, July 25, 2019

new version 2.6.3 released

  • X-Server: added a possibility to manipulate the arguments, which are passed to the VcXsrv binary (e.g. to add fonts) under File->Preferences->X-Server
  • it is now possible to temporarily rename the tab of an open session

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

new version 2.6.2 released

Please note: If you want to use the new feature "Trust host keys" please read point 23 in the FAQ section.

  • Script Runner: New button "Trust host keys", that automatically adds the host keys to the registry and outputs the fingerprints of all added host keys

Sunday, May 19, 2019

new version 2.6.1 released

  • bug fixes
  • minor changes to the GUI
  • the features 'connections in menu bar' and 'use a custom PuTTY/KiTTY session' are now free

Monday, May 13, 2019

new version 2.6.0 released

  • New feature "Quick-Connect"
  • New shortcuts (Navigation->Shortcuts)
  • Bug fix: Allow whitespaces in passwords (jump server)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

new version 2.5.2 released

  • Showing PuTTY's context menu on right click instead of a custom menu (if File->Preferences->Terminal->Copy&Paste->"display context menu" is selected)
  • Bug fix: Wrong error message was shown in some cases if plink/klink binary was not found

Thursday, March 21, 2019

new version 2.5.1 released

  • Bug fix: selecting a KiTTY binary containing the version string now possible
  • Bug fix: no error message was shown when opening a session and the PuTTY/KiTTY binary was not found