How to Set Dark or Light Theme in Windows Terminal 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.

You can set the theme of the Windows Terminal app to use the same Windows theme, light theme, or dark theme.

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This tutorial will show you how to set to use a dark or light theme for 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)

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3 Click/tap on Appearance in the left pane. (see screenshots below)

4 Select (dot) Use Windows theme (default), Light, or Dark for what you want under Theme on the right side.

5 Click/tap on Save at the bottom right.

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

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That's it,
Shawn Brink