How to Change Default Profile in Windows Terminal app in Windows 10  

    How to Change Default Profile in Windows Terminal app in Windows 10

    How to Change Default Profile in Windows Terminal app in Windows 10

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    26 May 2021
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    How to Change Default Profile in Windows Terminal app in Windows 10


    The Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL. Its main features include multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU accelerated text rendering engine, and custom themes, styles, and configurations.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

    Windows Terminal uses Windows PowerShell as the default shell profile when you open the Windows Terminal app.

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    This tutorial will show you how to change the default shell profile to use when you open the Windows Terminal app for your account in Windows 10.


    Here's How:

    1 Open the Windows Terminal app.

    2 Click/tap on the down arrow button on the top bar, and click/tap on Settings Ctrl + , (comma). (see screenshot below)

    How to Change Default Profile in Windows Terminal app in Windows 10-windows_terminal_settings.png

    3 Click/tap on Startup in the left pane. (see screenshot below)

    4 Select the shell profile (ex: "Windows PowerShell") you want in the Default profile drop menu.

    5 Click/tap on Save at the bottom right.

    6 You can now close the Settings tab or Windows Terminal if you like.

    How to Change Default Profile in Windows Terminal app in Windows 10-windows_terminal_default_profile.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink





  1. Posts : 835
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.348)
       #1

    Thanks, Shawn. I was running all over, trying to find a way to choose between Command Prompt and Power Shell in the WinX menu, when all I was offered was Windows Terminal. Searched for Windows Terminal here on 11 Forum, your tutorial came up, and the explanation you gave supplied all of the answers I needed. I now have the new Terminal set to open in Command Prompt, and I now know how to switch to Power Shell when I need that. Learning, learning, learning. (And liking Windows 11 more with every passing hour at the keyboard.)
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  2. Posts : 61,558
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Wisewiz said:
    Thanks, Shawn. I was running all over, trying to find a way to choose between Command Prompt and Power Shell in the WinX menu, when all I was offered was Windows Terminal. Searched for Windows Terminal here on 11 Forum, your tutorial came up, and the explanation you gave supplied all of the answers I needed. I now have the new Terminal set to open in Command Prompt, and I now know how to switch to Power Shell when I need that. Learning, learning, learning. (And liking Windows 11 more with every passing hour at the keyboard.)
      My Computers


 

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