Windows Terminal is Now the Default Command Line for Windows 11

Windows Terminal was launched back in 2019 and today, it has become a default command line experience on Windows 11.

The announcement comes from the Redmond-based giant where Windows Terminal will take over on all eligible Windows 11 machines as a default interface although you can still revert to the Windows Command Prompt or other interfaces.

Windows Terminal Takeover Windows 11 by Default

According to the latest update, Windows Terminal has now become the default command line experience on Windows 11. It will run default on machines running version 1.15 or greater allowing users to have access to more than just the age-old command prompt.

You can do a lot with Windows Terminal such as create multiple profiles, tables, and panels, and even choose from countless command line color palettes and personalize them.

Kayla Cinnamon – Microsoft Program Manager II, stated that today marks the rollout of Windows Terminal as the default command line experience on machines running on Windows 11 22H2.

Windows Terminal is now the default command line experience for Windows 11

When I say default, it means that all the command line experiences will open automatically on Windows Terminal. As per Bleeping Computer, all you need is Windows 11 console v1.15 or greater and a KB5019509 preview update installed on your system.

You can still change the default setting to the old Windows Command Prompt by diving into Settings >> Privacy and Security >> For Developers where they need to change the settings from ‘Let Windows Decide’ to ‘Windows Console Host’ and that should do the trick.

Note that the latest Windows 11 update has been released as an optional preview and will be available for general users in the upcoming Patch Tuesday to launch next month.

You can now read more about Windows Terminal and what it brings onboard by diving into this dedicated blog post by Microsoft.

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