How to Open Windows Terminal

You can open Windows Terminal in a variety of ways in Windows 10. Let’s find out what they are. You’ll also see here the steps to create a shortcut for Windows Terminal.

Method #1

Press Windows + R to open Run.

Type wt and press Enter.

You can also use the above command in the following programs:

  • Task Manager (click File > Run new task to use the command)
  • File Explorer address bar

Method #2

Open the Start Menu.

On the app list, select Windows Terminal under the W section.

Method #3

Open the Start menu.

Click on the Windows Terminal app in the search results after typing windows terminal.

That’s it.

Create Windows Terminal Shortcut

Here you will find instructions on creating a shortcut to the Windows Terminal on your Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer.

Right-click on your desktop or File Explorer blank area

Hover the mouse over “New.” Click “Shortcut.” 

On the “Create Shortcut” pop-up, type wt. Click “Next.”

Would you please provide the name of the shortcut if you don’t like the suggestion? Click “Finish.”


By Thirumalraj

How To Raj was founded and run by Thirumalraj, an MCA graduate. Since August 2015, he has been blogging on his other blog, Technology Hint. Learn more about How To Raj here.