Change the Size of History in Windows Terminal (Updated for Windows 11)


If you want more number of lines to be retained as history in the Windows Terminal app, you can follow the below steps.

This post has been updated for the Windows 11 Operating System.

  1. Open the Terminal app.
  2. Now click on the down-arrow ▼ next to the tab button.
  3. Select Settings.
    Windows Terminal Settings
  4. From the sidebar under Profiles select Default.
  5. Now scroll down and select Advanced under Additional Settings.
  6. Change the value of History Size: default is 9001.
    History Size - Windows 11
  7. Click Save.

This will change the number of lines displayed when you scroll up for all your Shells - PowerShell, CMD, Azure, Bash, and so on!


This is not an AI-generated article but is verified & demonstrated by a human on a Windows 11 PC.

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