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Debarghya Datta
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Oh my posh for Windows (2022 guide for newbies)

Step 1: Install powershell from microsoft store. Click here.

Step 2: Open terminal and choose powershell as your default profile.

Choose profile

Step 3: Open terminal and paste winget install JanDeDobbeleer.OhMyPosh -s winget . If it shows any error follow step 4.

Step 4: Open microsoft store and update app installer. Click here

Step 5: Open terminal as administrator and then paste the following oh-my-posh font install. Select desired font and press enter. (I prefer Hack)

Step 6: Go to settings and select powershell from left window pane, additional settings->appearance->font face-> select the font you installed.

Step 7: Paste the following one by one

  1. oh-my-posh get shell

  2. notepad $PROFILE

  3. If it shows any error paste New-Item -Path $PROFILE -Type File -Force.

  4. In the notepad file add the following lines. oh-my-posh init pwsh | Invoke-Expression
    oh-my-posh init pwsh --config 'C:\Users\**X**\AppData\Local\Programs\oh-my-posh\themes\1_shell.omp.json' | Invoke-Expression

Note Here X is your user name.

Step 8: Paste . $PROFILE.

Step 9: Close and reopen your terminal. You're all set!

Terminal SS

Bonus: To get the transparent look just select powershell from left window pane, additional settings->appearance->scroll down-> select background opacity to 72%.

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