How to Add Keep the windows open Terminal Here Option to Right-click Menu

Alongside PowerShell, you can also add Windows Terminal to right-click menu. Follow these steps to add ‘Open Windows Terminal Here’ option.

Windows Terminal is what the users happen to be requesting years. A brand new terminal application that’s fully customizable all the while being powerful and flexible. Because of the new tabbed interface, you are able to open multiple consoles of different types at the same time and use them as needed. In fact, I’ve been utilizing it as my main console since it had been released.

When working with directories, it is very helpful to open the terminal for the reason that specific directory. This eliminates the need to manually open the terminal and then navigate to that particular folder using multiple cd commands. Unfortunately, by writing this, Windows Terminal has no such option. You’re stuck with that old “Open PowerShell window here” option. Thankfully, you can add your personal “Open Windows Terminal Here” choice to the right-click menu in just a few steps.

Without ado, stick to the below steps to include a wide open Windows Terminal here choice to the right-click context menu in Windows 10.

Add Open Windows Terminal Here Choice to Right-click Menu

1. First, we need to set the default directory in Windows Terminal. To do that, keep the windows open Terminal, click the drop-down button on the title bar and select “Settings”. Within the JSON file, add the below line for your default profile.

“startingDirectory”: “.”

If you’re curious, we’re adding this line because without it, whenever you open Windows Terminal from the right-click menu, it’ll open inside your home directory instead of in the current directory.

2. Now, right-click around the desktop and select “New → Text Document” to create a new text file. Name the written text file as “wt.reg”. This action converts the written text file in to the reg file.

3. Next, right-click around the newly created file and select “Edit”.

4. The above action will open the file in the default text editor. Here, copy the below code in it. Don’t forget to replace “<Username>” together with your actual Windows username. Save the file by pressing Ctrl + S or selecting “File → Save”.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\wt]
@=”Open Windows Terminal here”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\wt\command]
@=”C:\\Users\\<UserName>\\AppData\\Local\\Microsoft\\WindowsApps\\wt.exe”

5. Now, close the file and double-click on it. You’ll be prompted whether you need to merge the reg file. Click the “Yes” button and then the “Ok” button.

That’s it. In the future, if you Shift + Right-click in a directory or folder, you will see the new “Open Windows Terminal here” option in the right-click menu.

Choosing the option will keep the windows open Terminal for the reason that directory.

(Optional) Add Icon towards the Option

If you’re willing to go that step further, you can add just a little icon before the option in the right-click menu. Case eye candy and you can neglected if you’re not interested.

1. Download this official Windows Terminal icon.

2. After downloading, open the Run dialog box by pressing Win + R shortcut. In the blank field, copy the below path and press Enter.

%USERPROFILE%/AppData/Local/

3. In this folder, right-click and select “New → Folder” to create a new folder. Name the folder as “WTerminal”.

4. Now, copy the icon to the newly created folder.

5. Next, open the “Registry Editor” by searching for it in the start menu. In the Registry Editor, visit the following folder.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\wt

6. Right-click on the right-panel and select the “New → String Value” option. Name the worth as “Icon”.

7. Double-click around the “Icon” value. In the value data field, copy the below path and click on the “Ok” button.

%USERPROFILE%/AppData/Local/WTerminal/terminal.ico

That’s it. Close the registry editor. In the future, you should also see the terminal icon next to the “Open Windows Terminal here” option.