Windows Terminal will soon become the default Terminal for command line applications

The Windows Terminal Terminal Command Line utility has been around for some time and allows users to create multiple tabs for different command line tools on Windows 10. For example, you can use Windows Terminal to access either a command prompt or PowerShell at the same time, and use the TAB layout to switch between tools.

Microsoft Windows 10: Windows Terminal will soon become the default Terminal for command line applications

Windows Terminal provides a greater degree of customizability, where backgrounds and other features can be modified to suit personal preferences. Microsoft recently began testing a new Settings UI that allows users to customize other advanced Settings, such as the default command-line tool.

Microsoft is working on a new feature that will allow you to set Windows Terminal as the default Terminal for Windows 10. When the terminal is set to the default emulator, command-line applications such as Command Prompt and PowerShell will open in the terminal.

This feature, currently available in the preview version of Windows 10, can be found in the console properties, as shown in the screenshot below.

Microsoft Windows 10: Windows Terminal will soon become the default Terminal for command line applications

If you can't find this option in the console properties, go to the New Settings screen in the Windows Terminal Preview and select "Terminal" as the default Terminal application.

Microsoft Windows 10: Windows Terminal will soon become the default Terminal for command line applications

Terminal will get Quake Mode
Quake mode is another new feature that will allow you to access the Terminal window from anywhere on the operating system. To access the terminal instance, you must type Win+ and the window will appear in the top half of the screen.

However, this feature won't work when keyboard shortcuts are bundled with some other functionality for using applications like PowerToys.

Microsoft is also working on other improvements and features for Windows Terminal.

Operation page. Terminal has been updated with a new "Actions" page in the Settings page. This page makes it much easier to change keyboard shortcuts for your Windows Terminal.

New configuration files. The new page in the Settings screen will help you create a new configuration file in Terminal.

The custom. You can now preview your changes in the Settings screen.

In the Winddows 10 preview, Microsoft is also testing support for the new Task Manager icon, which will be included in the Sun Valley UI update.