How to change default terminal application in Windows 10

Windows Terminal version 1.9 now allows you to change the default terminal app in Windows 10, and here we will show you how to do that. - Article by Kunal Chowdhury on


Windows Terminal is a modern, feature-rich terminal application for users who work on the command line. It provides a multi-tabbed command-line interface where you can run any command-line application, including Windows 10 Command Prompt, PowerShell, WSL, SSH, and Azure Cloud Shell Connector.

 

Recently, Microsoft announced Windows Terminal 1.9, which now allows you to set the Windows Terminal as your default terminal emulator. If you are a Terminal user, continue reading to learn how to change the default terminal app on Windows 10.

 

 

How to change default terminal application in Windows 10

 

How to change default terminal application in Windows 10

To change the default terminal application in Windows 10, you should be running Windows 10 Build 21390 or above. Then follow the steps as mentioned below to set Windows Terminal as your default terminal app:

 

  1. Open the Windows Terminal app version 1.9 or higher.
  2. Click the down arrow icon, present next to the "New Tab" button.
  3. Click the Settings menu item.
  4. Open the Windows Terminal settings

  5. On the right-side panel, click the dropdown that says "Default terminal application".
  6. Select "Windows Terminal Preview" and click Save.
  7. Change default terminal application in Windows 10

 

That's all the changes. The next time you try to run a command-line application, it will be launched through the Windows Terminal app.

 





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