Windows Terminal can now be set as the default terminal application in Windows 11. This will allow you to open Windows Terminal when you press the Windows key + T keyboard shortcut.
To set Windows Terminal as the default terminal application, do the following:
- Open Settings. Click on Apps. Click on Default apps. Click on Set defaults by app. Scroll down and click on Windows Terminal. Click on Set this program as default.
- You can now press the Windows key + T keyboard shortcut to open Windows Terminal.
What is a Default Terminal?
A default terminal is the program that Windows uses to open a terminal window.
Default Terminal Setting
In Windows 11,
There are two ways to set Windows Terminal as the default terminal application in Windows 10. The first way is to open Windows Terminal and then click on the “Set as default” button in the upper-left corner of the window. The second way is to open File Explorer and then navigate to C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe. Right-click on cmd.exe and select the “Open file location” option. Windows Terminal will be opened and cmd.exe will be selected. Click on the “Set as default” button in the upper-left corner of the window.
Why Should You Switch to Windows Terminal?
Windows Terminal is a powerful, modern terminal application for Windows that provides many features that are not available in the default Windows command prompt. Some of the benefits of using Windows Terminal include:
– Tab support for multiple sessions
– Customizable themes
– Customizable key bindings
– Support for plugins
– Powerful command completion
How to Make Windows Terminal Your Default Terminal App
In Windows 11,
Open Settings. Click on Apps. Tap on Default Apps. Click on the category for Miscellaneous. Tap on Windows Terminal. Click on Set as default.
Now, every time you open a terminal window, Windows Terminal will automatically open.
Windows Terminal As Your Default Command Line Experience
Windows Terminal has been in preview for a while now, and with the release of Windows 11 Insider build 18898, it’s now become the default command line experience.
If you’re not familiar with Windows Terminal, it’s a new, modern terminal application that supports tabs, keyboard shortcuts, themes, and more. It’s also built on top of the new Windows Console, so it has all the features that come with that, such as support for color, emoji, and VT100 terminals.
To set Windows Terminal as your default command line experience, open Settings and go to Apps > Default apps. Under “Command line interpreter”, select Windows Terminal.
Now, when you open Command Prompt, PowerShell, or Bash, it’ll open in Windows Terminal.
Change Default Terminal Application In Windows Terminal Settings
1. Open Windows Terminal.
2. Click on the “Settings” tab.
3. Under the “Default shell” section, select “Windows Terminal”.
4. Click on the “OK” button.
Change Default Terminal Application In Windows Console Host Properties
1. Open Windows Terminal.
2. Type winrm quickconfig and press Enter.
3. Type set-itemProperty -path “HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Terminal Server\DefaultUserSession” -name “TerminalServerApplication” -value “C:\Windows\System32\WindowsTerminal.exe” and press Enter.
4. Type exit and press Enter.
Windows Terminal Default Terminal Application Missing
From Context Menu,
If you’re missing the option to set Windows Terminal as your default terminal application, it’s likely because you don’t have the latest Windows update.
To get the latest Windows update, open the Settings app and go to Update & Security > Windows Update. Then, click the Check for updates button.
Windows Console Host Vs Windows Terminal
It is the legacy console application that has been included in Windows since Windows NT. Windows Terminal is a new, modern terminal application that was built on top of Windows Console Host.
WCH is more limited in terms of features and customization options. It also does not support tabs or multiple windows.
Windows Terminal is more feature-rich and customizable. It supports tabs and multiple windows, which allows you to have multiple sessions open at the same time. It also includes enhanced support for Unicode and color, which makes it ideal for working with text-based applications.
Windows 11 terminal bash
Windows Terminal is the new, powerful, command-line interface in Windows 10. You can now set Windows Terminal as the default terminal application in Windows 11. This will allow you to open Windows Terminal from the File Explorer shell context menu, as well as from the Command Prompt, PowerShell, and other command-line tools.
To set Windows Terminal as the default terminal application, follow these steps:
In File Explorer, navigate to the following folder: C:\Windows\System32\OpenShell.exe Right-click OpenShell.exe and select Properties. This Properties window, click the Open File Location button. In the Open File Location window, right-click Windows Terminal.exe and select Set as default.
You can now open Windows Terminal from the File Explorer shell context menu, as well as from the Command Prompt, PowerShell, and other command-line tools.