How to always open the Windows Terminal with the command prompt under Windows 11

Windows Terminal is an amazing app in Windows 11 that gives you access to different types of command shells in one place. It opens with PowerShell by default, but if you’d rather open new tabs in Command Prompt instead, you can just change it. Here is how.

First, run the Windows Terminal. You can find it quickly by right-clicking the Start button and selecting “Windows Terminal” from the menu that appears.

When the Windows Terminal app opens, click the downward-facing caret icon next to the plus sign in the tab bar. Select “Settings” from the menu that appears.

Click on the downward pointing caret symbol in the tab bar and select

When the Settings tab opens, select “Start” in the sidebar. On the Startup Settings page, click the drop-down menu labeled “Default Profile”.

Choose Startup, then click the Default Profile drop-down menu.

From the Default Profile drop-down menu, choose Command Prompt.

Choose


When you’re done, click Save in the lower right corner of the window.

Click on

Thereafter, close the Settings tab. The next time you open Windows Terminal or create a new Terminal tab by clicking the plus (“+”) button, a command prompt will open. Have fun hacking!

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