Personalization Add or Remove "Open in Windows Terminal" context menu in Windows 11

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Windows Terminal is included by default in Windows 11.

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.

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Windows 11 includes a Open in Windows Terminal context menu by default when you right click or shift + right click on a folder or folder background, but this does not open Windows Terminal elevated (run as administrator).

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Open in Windows Terminal context menu for your account or all users in Windows 11.

Contents

  • Option One: Add or Remove "Open in Windows Terminal" context menu for Current User
  • Option Two: Add or Remove "Open in Windows Terminal" context menu for All Users


EXAMPLE: "Open in Windows Terminal" context menu

Open_in_Windows_Terminal_context_menu.png






OPTION ONE

Add or Remove "Open in Windows Terminal" context menu for Current User


1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


2 Add "Open in Windows Terminal" context menu for Current User

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Add_Open_in_Windows_Terminal_context_menu_for_current_user.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked]
"{9F156763-7844-4DC4-B2B1-901F640F5155}"=-


3 Remove "Open in Windows Terminal" context menu for Current User

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Remove_Open_in_Windows_Terminal_context_menu_for_current_user.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked]
"{9F156763-7844-4DC4-B2B1-901F640F5155}"=""

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.





OPTION TWO

Add or Remove "Open in Windows Terminal" context menu for All Users


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


2 Add "Open in Windows Terminal" context menu for All Users

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Add_Open_in_Windows_Terminal_context_menu_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked]
"{9F156763-7844-4DC4-B2B1-901F640F5155}"=-


3 Remove "Open in Windows Terminal" context menu for All Users

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Remove_Open_in_Windows_Terminal_context_menu_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked]
"{9F156763-7844-4DC4-B2B1-901F640F5155}"=""

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Hi,
Nice
I did the add terminal as admin to context menu so sure don't need the vanilla one :cool:
 

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Hi. At least at my system , remove requires a restart explorer or sign out to work. (y) :wink:

Hello mate, :)

Odd. The changes get applied immediately for me. It'll be interesting to hear from others if it's the same for them or not.
 

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Hello mate, :)

Odd. The changes get applied immediately for me. It'll be interesting to hear from others if it's the same for them or not.
I think that in any case it would be good to add to the article "if it does not work immediately restart explorer or sign-out....". (y)
 

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