Microsoft is making good on its plan to make Windows Terminal the default Windows 11 command-line option.
Microsoft announced the plan for Windows Terminal in December and is now doing it in the Windows 11 preview build 25188 for the Dev Channel. Windows Terminal replaces the Console Host.
Now that it’s the default terminal in Windows 11, at least in this preview build, all command-line applications, such as Command Prompt and PowerShell, will automatically open in Windows Terminal.
Users can see this this change in ‘Settings > Privacy & security > For developers’. Users need to have Windows Terminal version 1.15 (released in July) or greater for it to be the default. It can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store or from the GitHub releases page.