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Windows Terminal Context Menu - How To Setup

brojenuel profile image Jenuel Oras Ganawed Updated on ・2 min read

When I heard about The new Windows Terminal I was mind Blown because of how beautiful it is to customize your own terminal window.

Terminals are one tool most programmers use to automatically generate something or build something. So having this kind of terminal is awesome.

After Downloading the terminal there is something missing. And that is opening the Windows Terminal in the context menu.

What A context menu is when you right-click on a directory and an option will show up. Something like this image. This is really a good feature to have because you can just easily open your project by doing it.

And so because of that, I created a simple PROJECT that is easy and simple to setup.

So, to set up this,

Important

You should have installed the Windows Terminal on your system. If you haven't installed yet, you can go to these options to download the app:

👉 Note: Windows Terminal requires Windows 10 1903 (build 18362) or later

Download the latest release HERE

Follow This Steps After Downloading, and will configure everything for you.

HOW TO INSTALL THE CONTEXT MENU

Install

for ZIP File - Download

Extract the Zip File Run the Install.bat to automatically configure the context menu for you.

for EXE File - Download

Just Extract and run the exe file to automatically configure the context menu for you.

After Insalling(Optional)

You can edit The settings, so that when ever you click new tab it will always open in the same directory.

To open settings, open Windows Terminal and go to settings and add this just inside the default:

{
...
  "profiles": {
          "defaults": {
              ...
              "startingDirectory": "."
              ...
          },
          ...
    }
}
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Patrick Nelson

Sweet, thanks! Super easy.

One minor correction: The icon you used is for Fluent Terminal (another good alternative, albeit I settled on Windows Terminal). That plus I'd love to have support for higher res displays like 4k. Setup a quick PR for that here: github.com/BroJenuel/Explorer-Cont...

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Jenuel Oras Ganawed Author

thanks for pointing that out, now changed icons.

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Patrick Nelson

And thanks for the shortcut, I've been using it every day now 😁

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Jenuel Oras Ganawed Author

Happy Coding Then hehe God speed 😊😊

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Lord9120

I found bug.
We don't have icon of windows terminal and we have to put Terminal folder to bat folder where is install.bat and uninstall.bat files

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Jenuel Oras Ganawed Author

thanks for showing interest to this, Recently this was updated. If you can check the release, just extract and install.

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Mathieu Legendre

I couldn't get the icon to work either but other than that it works!
Thanks a lot for sharing :)
(hard to believe that Microsoft did not include this possibility from the start...)

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Nikita Tolstikov

Thank you man!

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Jenuel Oras Ganawed Author

no problem man, sotry Late reply :)

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