How to launch Terminal in the center or the edge of the screen on Windows 11



This article details how to launch the Windows Terminal app in the center of the screen on Windows 11, including steps to open settings and enabling the “Center on launch” option. It highlights Terminal’s customizability, such as changing the launch size and start-up behavior, and discusses the convenience of central screen launching for easier access…

This article explains launching the Terminal app in the center or edge of your screen in Windows 11.

Windows Terminal is a modern host application for the command-line shells, including Command PromptWindows PowerShell, and bash (via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)).

There are many customizations one can do with the Terminal app in Windows. You can change the languageadjust the launch sizeset the default profilechange the startup behavioropen the admin windowopen Terminal automatically at startupadd copy selection to the clipboard automaticallyautomatically hide the Terminal windowhide the Terminal app in the notification area when minimized, keep the Terminal icon visible on the taskbar, and more.

When you launch the Terminal app, it opens closer to the edge on the left. You can change where on your screen the app launches, including in the center.

Center launching the Terminal app can be useful for users who prefer to have their applications and windows organized in the middle of their screen. It can also make it easier to access the Terminal app quickly without searching for it among other open applications.

Additionally, if you have a larger screen, center launching the Terminal app may help make it more accessible and easier to use.

Launch the Terminal app in the center of the screen

As mentioned, users can configure the Terminal app to launch in the center of the screen.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Windows Terminal app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and searching for Terminal. Then, under “Best match,” select and open the Windows Terminal app.

Open the Windows Terminal app
Open the Terminal app on Windows.

When the Terminal app opens, click the down arrow button on the top bar and select Settings (Ctrl +,).

Open the Windows Terminal Settings
Windows Terminal Settings button updated

On the Settings window, click on the Appearance tab on the left. Then, expand the “Launch parameters” tile. Next, select the “Center on launch” tile and toggle the switch button to the On position to enable it.

To disable it, toggle the switch button to the Off position.

Terminal app center on launch

Click the Save button at the bottom to save your changes, then exit.

That should do it!


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