I never liked liked the features and the look of Windows Terminal. Let’s see how to customize Windows Terminal and pimp to the next level. For anyone who uses Windows Terminal to interact with the shell specially for developers, is important to have some information directly from the terminal window and enhance the visual aids when you’re navigating and working with command lines like Git.
Setup your terminal
We need to install PowerShell. There are multiple ways to install PowerShell in Windows. Each install method is designed to support different scenarios and workflows. Choose the method that best suits your needs.
Install fonts for the glyphs
It’s recommended to use NerdFonts.
Get your favorite font and copy to Windows Fonts folder.
Oh my Posh is a custom prompt engine for any shell that has the ability to adjust the prompt string with a function or variable.
Following the instructions, first install the oh-my-posh module.
Install-Module oh-my-posh -Scope CurrentUser -AllowPrerelease
If you have chocolatey package is managed just type:
choco install oh-my-posh
Now you need to first import Oh My Posh in your $PROFILE before adding the line below:
type: note $profile
the next line choose a favorite theme:
Set-PoshPrompt -Theme markbull
Download all the existing themes to your machine.
Find the full list of themes with:
Check the full documentation from the official website
I’m happy with the configuration and overall look. Feel free to comment any suggestion below and share your terminal customization.