How to Set PowerShell as Default Shell on Windows Terminal

If PowerShell is the Shell that you use the most on your Windows Terminal, then you can set it as the default in the following way.

  1. Open Terminal App.
  2. Now click on the down arrow ▼ next to the tab button,
    Windows Terminal Settings
  3. Under Startup section > Default Profile, select Windows PowerShell from the dropdown.
    Default Profile as Windows PowerShell
  4. Click Save Button and close Settings tab.

Now when you open Terminal or open a new tab on it, it will be PowerShell by default.

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

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