This guide will teach you the steps to set the modern Windows Terminal app the default experience on Windows 11.

Configure Windows Terminal as the new default app on Windows 11

To make the Windows Terminal app the new default command-line experience, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the next time you try to open Command Prompt, PowerShell, or a Windows Subsystem for Linux distro, the experience will open with the Windows Terminal app.

It’s worth noting that while you can change the default command-line experience manually, Microsoft plans to make the Windows Terminal the new system default sometime in 2022. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.