Wednesday, May 31, 2023

new version 2.26.1 released


  • Scroll bar now enabled in full-screen mode
  • Added a search button in the connections window 
  • Fixed some focus issues

x64 Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP_X64): 39419073C8DA3159C5A2705E18B7624CFB6BCD6E7DC74F3C3B7043E54CB92277

x64 Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.26.1-x64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI_X64): 1BD49115418F461C376455DDB88ED83C3E268FA4D05DA30612DDB6A12A88FF01

arm64 Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP_ARM64): 4EE026EDA42910FA6F2455CC8497E0981BCA40864718B83156EE3D89EBDB902F

arm64 Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.26.1-arm64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI_ARM64): E0B39EF6BB61B5C21667B7D64309E8B049261964F8FE0DF818212C8C0A610A9D

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

new version 2.26.0 released


  • Configuration: Backup to and restore from file
  • Cluster Mode: New option to adjust Multi-Input selection for a whole row/column
  • Configuration: New option "Tab Prefix" for each folder
  • Connection Groups: New option to prevent closing all connections

x64 Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP_X64): 7EE063A8D83A569CFAB654EC79CB49418549F1D1122753096BC0F1416326AA8E

x64 Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.26.0-x64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI_X64): 1CE1B9396DCD9927672634731DB82CDF8626664CEA355266614392D80C5CE1A5

arm64 Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP_ARM64): EF3927F8077A60CA21A192B34A0CB76F3A6D7FBC5C56373428873A703DDDF303

arm64 Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.26.0-arm64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI_ARM64): 9F598EAB3742B9C4F8D1462785D7A0B1A5FE3D10543331609B3E6CA42A940662

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

new version 2.25.2 released


  • Bug fix: "Reconnect gracefully" terminates the PuTTY window when using Jump Server mode "SSH Proxy" and the proxy host is not reachable
  • Bug fix: Fixed architecture detection for Windows under Help->Info
  • Bug fix: Variables did not get properly replaced when using WSL Starter
  • MSI installer: Changed default install scope to "user" (see point 30 in the FAQ section)

x64 Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP_X64): 3CBC304A89C57DC098543CF265F515C26F2EF03140F505896A6F6032BF143F89

x64 Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.25.2-x64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI_X64): 2BDF53152F1E7C6DF8F1F325FAD3CC511AE4F874CADA6B6581F13665F0F9F119

arm64 Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP_ARM64): F9EE9B4FA0778C06EB8EE7E4CF440B521D755644ECADE4D87C0E64791F6E0EF1

arm64 Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.25.2-arm64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI_ARM64): 1B5D26C4791180E6083D58D8668F666E75043DF3D056D5292439B229FB131CBB

Friday, March 10, 2023

new version 2.25.1 released


  • Bug fix: "Reconnect gracefully" doesn't work when using Jump Server mode "SSH Proxy"

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

new version 2.25.0 released


  • Native arm64 build for Windows on Arm now available
  • Dropped support for x86 (32-bit)
  • Improved implementation makes the Dll "lib/WinSSHTerm.dll" now obsolete
  • Configuration Window: Tab key now moves to the next property
  • Build environment: Upgrade to Visual Studio 2022

Thursday, February 9, 2023

new version 2.24.0 released


  • New option to append custom command line parameters for Pageant, useful e.g. when using PuTTY CAC (File->Prefernces->Pageant)
  • Bug fix: Ignored private key file when using Jump Server mode "SSH Proxy" (thanks to drizzt09)
  • Bug fix: Possible race condition in Script Runner

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

new version 2.23.3 released


  • Bug fix: Focus issues when "Multi-Input" was not enabled (thanks to mxmihai)

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

new version 2.23.2 released


  • Bug fix: Setting the password command line option for PuTTY/Plink/WinSCP even if password is empty
  • Bug fix: Minor focus issues

Sunday, August 14, 2022

new version 2.23.1 released


  • SECURITY FIX: In version 2.23.0, temporary files are used for PuTTY's new command line option "-pwfile". In some cases these temporary files did not get deleted, that means files containing the password might be inside your temporary folder. So be sure to delete your temporary files folder (probably "C:\Users<USER>\AppData\Local\Temp") if you use passwords to authenticate for your ssh sessions. Instead of using temporary files, now in version 2.23.1 shared memory is used. All password files will be deleted after they got read by PuTTY/Plink. Additionally, only when PuTTY will read the password file, the password is actually written. If you don't use passwords for ssh authentication, you are not affected by this issue.
  • Bug Fix: WinSSHTerm not exiting properly in some cases when the features "Script Runner" or "Check Access" was used

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

new version 2.23.0 released


  • PuTTY: Replaced command line option "-pw" with the new and more secure option "-pwfile", so if passwords are used for authentication, it is required to use PuTTY/Plink 0.77 or higher
  • Improvement: WinSSHTerm could freeze in some cases
  • Bug fix: In some cases it was not possible to delete the file "lib\WinSSHTerm.dll"
  • Bug fix: When selecting "Display context menu" as copy&paste behaviour for the terminal, right clicking in a terminal window the first time would close the context menu

Sunday, June 26, 2022

new version 2.22.0 released


  • Jump Server: Implemented the new PuTTY feature "SSH Proxy" (>= 0.77)
  • WSL Starter: Several bug fixes, WSL variables can now be used in the connection configuration
  • Info dialog: Version check added
  • Color Scheme: Improvements to the default color scheme "WinSSHTerm light"
  • Multi-Input Scripts: Bug fix: Remember current script text when closing
  • Copy Files: Bug fix: Pop-up when Plink is not installed
  • Rename Tab: Bug fix when moving tab to another window
  • Quick connect: Bug fix: Replace variables in tab title
  • Removed support for KiTTY
  • Added URL to the support forum (Help->Support)

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)

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

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

new version 2.19.1 released


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

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

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

new version 2.18.0 released


  • Multi-Input Scripts: Added possibility to search scripts

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

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

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

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 "!!"