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The new Windows Terminal is a great replacement for the Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell on Windows 10/11 PCs.
Unlike the old cmd.exe, Windows Terminal is customizable, allowing you to open PowerShell windows, connect to remote Azure terminals, and more. You can even customize Windows Terminal to look how you want.
If you’re struggling to see the text results for commands you launch, you might want to know how to customize the Windows Terminal app to suit your needs. This guide will show you how.
How to Change Themes in Windows Terminal?
By default, the Windows Terminal app uses Campbell as the default color scheme for new Windows PowerShell tabs. You can customize Windows Terminal to use any supported theme on Windows 10/11.
1. Right click on the Start menu and open the Terminal app.
2. In the Terminal window, press the drop-down arrow on the tab bar then select Settings.
3. In Settings page, select your default profile in the menu on the left then select Appearance on the right.
4. In Appearance page, choose a desire color scheme from the color scheme drop-down menu. Once you select a color scheme, you can see the preview of that color scheme immediately.
Additionally, in the Appearance page, you can configure the font face, font size and font weight as well.
5. Press Save to confirm. Your chosen font should appear automatically. If it doesn’t, close the Terminal window and restart it.
Change the Windows Terminal color with settings.json
Alternatively, you can configure the color scheme for the Terminal with the settings.json file.
1. Open Terminal then press the keyboard shortcut to open the settings.json or you can open the Settings page then select Open JSON file at the left bottom corner.
2. Under the profiles section, inside a profile brackets, for example PowerShell profile. Change this command to change the color scheme for this profile:
3. Save the file then the font settings will apply automatically. For example, we changed the color scheme to Solarized Light.
The list of color schemes in Windows Terminal: Windows Terminal Color Schemes | Microsoft Learn