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Windows Terminal - Change default profile

Open the new tab dropdown, found to the right of your tabs:

Windows Terminal new tab dropdown
Windows Terminal new tab dropdown

Click “Settings”, this will open a JSON file (for now) which looks something like this:

    "defaultProfile": "{987-654-321}",
    "profiles": [
            "guid": "{987-654-321}",
            "hidden": false,
            "name": "Debian",
            "source": "Windows.Terminal.Wsl"
            "guid": "{123-456-789}",
            "name": "Windows PowerShell",
            "commandline": "powershell.exe",
            "hidden": false

Copy the guid value from whichever flavour of Linux you want to set as default.

Yay, now the new tab button and shortcut Ctrl + Shift + T open the profile you set in defaultProfile!

Joe Heaton
Cloud HPC Engineer

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