If you want quick access to command line environments via PowerShell, Command Prompt, or even the Linux shell, you can easily set up Windows Terminal to launch as soon as your Windows 11 (and Windows 10) system turns on. Here’s how to do it:
First, if you’re running Windows 10 and don’t have Windows Terminal installed, it’s available now for free on the Microsoft Store. Just click “Get” and then “Install“, and Windows Terminal will be installed on your system in seconds.
Next, launch Windows Terminal. For both Windows 10 and 11, you just need to search for “terminal” in the Start menu and click on the corresponding application icon in the returned search results. If you’re using Windows 11, you can also right-click the Start button on the taskbar and select “Windows Terminal” in the menu that appears.
When Windows Terminal opens, click the downward arrow next to the plus sign (“+”) on the tab bar. In the pop-up menu, tap “Settings“.
In the Settings tab, look to the list on the right side of the screen and click on the “Startup” item. The “Startup” settings page will appear; here, click the switch next to the “Launch on machine startup” option to switch it to the “On” state.
Then close the Settings tab, and that’s all you need to do. The next time you restart your PC and log in, Windows Terminal will automatically launch momentarily and open to the default command-line tool you selected.
I hope you are successful.