Apps Open Windows Terminal 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.

See also: An overview on Windows Terminal

This tutorial will show you different ways to open Windows Terminal in Windows 11.


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EXAMPLE: Windows Terminal

You can select which shell to open in Windows Terminal.


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OPTION ONE

Open Windows Terminal from Win+X Quick Link Menu


1 Open the Win+X Quick Link menu. (see screenshot below)

2 Click/tap on Windows Terminal.

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OPTION TWO

Open Windows Terminal from Start Menu


1 Open the Start menu, and click/tap on All apps. (see screenshot below)

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2 Perform one of the following actions on how you want to open Windows Terminal: (see screenshot below)
  • Click/tap on Windows Terminal.
  • Right click or press and hold on Windows Terminal, and click/tap on the shell you want to open in Windows Terminal.
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OPTION THREE

Open Windows Terminal from Search


1 Open Windows Search (Win+S). (see screenshot below)

2 Type Windows Terminal into the Search box.

3 Perform one of the following actions on how you want to open Windows Terminal: (see screenshot below)
  • Click/tap on Open for Windows Terminal.
  • Click/tap on the shell you want to open in Windows Terminal.
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OPTION FOUR

Open Windows Terminal from Run


1 Open Run (Win+R). (see screenshot below)

2 Type wt into Run, and click/tap on OK.

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OPTION FIVE

Open Windows Terminal from Task Manager


1 Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc).

2 Click/tap on File on the menu bar, and click/tap on Run new task. (see screenshot below)

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3 Type wt into the "Create new task" dialog, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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OPTION SIX

Open Windows Terminal from "Open in Windows Terminal" Context Menu


1 Right click on your Desktop (Win+D) or a folder you want to open in Windows Terminal.

2 Click/tap on Open in Windows Terminal in the context menu. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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