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How to Change Tab Width Mode in Windows Terminal app in Windows 10

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.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

You can change the tab width mode in Windows Terminal to set the width of the tabs 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.

This tutorial will show you how to change the tab width mode for the Windows Terminal app for your account in Windows 10.

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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.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

Windows Terminal will automatically create Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and PowerShell profiles for you if you have these shells installed on your machine.

Profiles will automatically be added to the dropdown to select from in Windows Terminal.

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show profiles on the dropdown in the Windows Terminal app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Add and Remove Profiles in Windows Terminal app in Windows 10

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.

Any application that has a command line interface can be run inside Windows Terminal. This includes everything from PowerShell and Command Prompt to Azure Cloud Shell and any WSL distribution such as Ubuntu or Oh-My-Zsh.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

Windows Terminal will automatically create Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and PowerShell profiles for you if you have these shells installed on your machine. This makes it easier for you to have all of your shells included in the terminal without having to locate their executable files.

Regardless of whether a new shell is installed before or after the Windows Terminal app installation, the terminal will create a new profile for the newly installed shell.

If you like, you can add your own new custom profiles to run any application or shell from within Windows Terminal.

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove custom profiles in the Windows Terminal app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Run Windows Terminal at Startup in Windows 10

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.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off having the Windows Terminal app automatically run at startup for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Windows Terminal Launch Size in Windows 10

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.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

Launch size for columns on first launch is the number of character columns displayed in the terminal window upon first load when launch mode is set to default or focus launch mode.

Launch size for rows on first launch is the number of rows displayed in the terminal window upon first load when launch mode is set to default or focus.

The columns and rows launch size will be ignored when launch mode is set to maximized, full screen, or maximized focus launch mode.

This tutorial will show you how to change the Windows Terminal app launch column and row size for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Windows Terminal Launch Mode in Windows 10

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.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

Launch mode defines whether the terminal will launch as maximized, full screen, or in a window. Setting this to focus is equivalent to launching the terminal in the default mode, but with focus mode enabled. Similarly, setting this to maximized focus will result in launching the terminal in a maximized window with focus mode enabled.

This tutorial will show you how to change the Windows Terminal app launch mode for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change New Instance Behavior of Windows Terminal in Windows 10

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.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

The New instance behavior setting in Windows Terminal controls how new terminal instances attach to existing terminal windows.

This tutorial will show you how to change the new instance behavior of the Windows Terminal app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Reset Windows Terminal Settings to Default in Windows 10

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.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

The current settings of the Windows Terminal app are saved to the “%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsTerminal_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\settings.json” file for your account.

Each time you make and save changes to Windows Terminal app settings, a backup of the previous settings are automatically created and saved to a date and time stamped “%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsTerminal_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\settings.json.2021-04-22T11-29-25.backup” (settings.json.Year-Month-DayTHour-Minute-Seconds.backup) file for your account.

Sometimes, you may want to reset all Windows Terminal app settings back to default without having to reset the app.

This tutorial will show you how to reset all Windows Terminal app settings back to default for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Always Show Tabs in Windows Terminal app in Windows 10

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.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

When Always show tabs is turned on in Windows Terminal settings, tabs are always displayed.

When Always show tabs is turned on and Hide the title bar is turned off in Windows Terminal settings, tabs are always displayed underneath the title bar.

When Always show tabs is turned off and Hide the title bar is turned off in Windows Terminal settings, tabs only appear after more than one tab exists, by pressing Ctrl + Shift + T.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off always show tabs for the Windows Terminal app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Hide or Show Title Bar for Windows Terminal app in Windows 10

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.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

When Hide the title bar is turned on in Windows Terminal settings, the tabs are moved into the title bar and the title bar disappears.

When Hide the title bar is turned off in Windows Terminal settings,, the title bar sits above the tabs.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off hide the title bar for the Windows Terminal app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Windows Terminal Always On Top in Windows 10

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.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

If you enable always on top mode in Windows Terminal, Windows Terminal windows will launch and stay on top of all other windows on the desktop.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable always on top mode for the Windows Terminal app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Default Profile in Windows Terminal app in Windows 10

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.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

Windows Terminal uses Windows PowerShell as the default shell profile when you open the Windows Terminal app.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default shell profile to use when you open the Windows Terminal app for your account in Windows 10.

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