Windows Terminal is a modern host application for the command-line shells you already love, like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and bash (via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)). Its main features include multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU accelerated text rendering engine, and the ability to create your own themes and customize text, colors, backgrounds, and shortcuts.
You can change the Tab width mode setting to set the width of the tabs in Windows Terminal to one of the following modes:
- Equal makes each tab the same width.
- Title length sizes each tab to the length of its title.
- Compact will shrink every inactive tab to the width of the icon, leaving the active tab more space to display its full title.
Learn how to customize appearance settings within Windows Terminal.
This tutorial will show you how to change Windows Terminal tab width mode for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Open Windows Terminal.
Click/tap on the down arrow button on the top bar, and click/tap on Settings Ctrl + , (comma). (see screenshot below)
Click/tap on Appearance in the left pane. (see screenshot below)
Select Equal (default), Title length, or Compact for what you want in the Tab width mode drop menu.
Click/tap on Save at the bottom right.
You can now close the Settings tab or Windows Terminal if you like.