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    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10

    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10

    How to Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10
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    22 Dec 2018
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    How to Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10


    A console (or "terminal) is an application that provides I/O to character-mode applications.

    For example: command prompt, PowerShell, or Linux

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18298, when you open the properties page of any Console window, you will notice an additional Terminal tab containing several new settings for some experimental features.

    See also: New Experimental Console Features Windows Command Line Tools For Developers

    This tutorial will show you how to change the cursor shape of a console window (ex: command prompt, PowerShell, Linux) for your account in Windows 10.

    The cursor shape you set for a console window will only be applied to the specific console window shortcut that opened it.

    For example, command prompt opened via Win+X menu VS Run (Win+R) dialog. Each location would have its own settings.



    EXAMPLE: Available cursor shapes in console window

    Legacy Style: Thicker underscore by default, but controlled by the cursor size property in the "Options" page
    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10-legacy_style_cursor_shape_in_console.png

    Underscore: Thinner underscore
    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10-underscore_cursor_shape_in_console.png

    Vertical Bar: For all you crazy kids who like your cursors tall and skinny
    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10-vertical_bar_cursor_shape_in_console.png

    Empty Box: The second-best cursor:
    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10-empty_box_cursor_shape_in_console.png

    Solid Box: The one true cursor
    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10-solid_box_cursor_shape_in_console.png



    Here's How:

    1. Open a command prompt, elevated command prompt, PowerShell, elevated PowerShell, or Linux console window you want to change the default cursor shape of.

    You could also just directly right click on the console window shortcut or file, click/tap on Properties, and go to step 3 below.

    2. Right click or press and hold on the title bar of the console window, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10-change_cursor_shape_in_console-1.png

    3. Click/tap on the Terminal tab, select (dot) the Cursor Shape you want, and click/tap on OK to apply. (see screenshot below)

    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10-change_cursor_shape_in_console-2.png

    4. You can now close the console window if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 30
    10 Window Home Edition 64 bit
       #1

    Teminal is miss with Window powerbell , I unable find these name, how do i add it for powershell " Terminal " in 10 window home ?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
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       #2

    Hello @TechZ,

    Currently this feature is only available in Insider build 18298 and higher. It'll be available to the public in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update when it's released sometime this late May.

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  3. Posts : 30
    10 Window Home Edition 64 bit
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello @TechZ,

    Currently this feature is only available in Insider build 18298 and higher. It'll be available to the public in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update when it's released sometime this late May.

    Find Windows 10 Build Number
    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10-window-build.png
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  4. Posts : 131
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    TechZ said:
    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10-window-build.png
    I'm on the same build. So we don't have it yet.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,683
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
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       #5

    Yep, you two won't have it yet until later this month.
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  6. Posts : 30
    10 Window Home Edition 64 bit
       #6

    OldGuyFromCdn said:
    I'm on the same build. So we don't have it yet.
    I try figure it out how to do update new os build number then I dont see anywhere on my pc , is that only for the window pro ?

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    Brink said:
    Yep, you two won't have it yet until later this month.
    Oh. Thank .
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