Apps Change Default Profile in Windows Terminal app in Windows 11

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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.

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 11.


Here's How:

1 Open Windows Terminal.

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 Startup in the left pane. (see screenshot below)

4 Select the shell profile (ex: "Windows PowerShell" or "Command Prompt") 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.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Thanks.. I needed this.
 

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I'm trying to change the settings in Terminal in Win 11. When I click on Settings as shown in the tutorial I get taken to the actual settings.json file instead and it is opened in Notepad. It is located here
C:\Users\BobD\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsTerminal_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\settings.json
I'm trying to set up Terminal but I don't want to do it the risky way by directly editing the settings file. How can I make it just open a Settings window? thanks, Bob.
 

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