Microsoft aimed to make Windows Terminal the default Windows 11 command line for Windows devices in 2022. According to Kayla Cinnamon’s blog post in Microsoft’s DevBlogs on Windows Terminal, she explains default terminal is the terminal emulator that launches by default when opening a command-line application. Starting from the dawn of Windows, the default terminal emulator has always been the Windows Console Host, conhost.exe. This means that shells such as Command Prompt and PowerShell have always opened inside the Windows Console Host.
If your devices are running the latest version of Windows 11, you may configure Windows Terminal as your default experience from the Developer settings page of Windows settings, the Startup page of Windows Terminal, and the Windows Console Host property sheet.
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