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The Windows Terminal is new for Windows 11, it combines the Command Prompt and Windows PowerShell consoles / shells and more into one easy to use multi-tabbed interface.

 

Accessing Windows Terminal

 

You can access Windows Terminal by clicking the icon on the Start Menu under All apps.

 

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or by right clicking on the Start Menu icon.

 

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or via the Run dialog box.

 

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Windows Terminal Overview

 

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Open a new tab

 

Click here to open a new tab of chosen default shell - N.B. Default is PowerShell but this can be changed in settings

 

You can run multiple shells at once in the tabbed interface

 

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Choose shell

 

Choose which shell you wish to open - PowerShell, Command Prompt, Windows PowerShell or Azure Cloud Shell

 

You can also access Settings where you can choose your default shell, and Command Palette which shows a list of available commands and the related shortcut keys

 

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Command Window

This is the main window where you enter commands you wish to run in your chosen shell

 

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