How to Change Windows 11 Terminal Background Image and Icon for a More Colorful Workspace

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Finally, Windows Terminal is the default command line tool experience on Windows 11 2022 Update. Now you might want to spruce up your Terminal workspace with a new icon and background image that will entertain you while you do your job.

Don’t worry, you won’t have to edit a single JSON file or anything too difficult. In this guide, we’ll show you how to change the default Terminal background to just about any image file on your PC.

Without going into a dive into installing schematicsthere’s an even faster way to add personality to Terminal without being a real developer.

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Change Windows 11 Terminal Background Image or Icon

Once you’ve set your background image in Windows Terminal, if you have a game or other program that needs to open a terminal window, you’ll see that image as your background until you change it . Nerd Fonts is an icon font aggregator, collection and icon patcher resource if you need it, but you can use any image you want, even gifs!

Here is what you need to do to change your background image and icon on Windows 11 Terminal.

  1. Open Windows Terminal.
  2. Click the down arrow and click Settings (Ctrl + , keyboard shortcut in the application).
  3. Select the profile whose background image (or icon) you want to change in the left pane. Once you have chosen a profile, you can change the profile icon by specifying the location of the icon emoji or image file you want to use. Don’t forget to click to safeguard to save your changes.
  4. terminal windows 11Scroll down to the selected profile and click Appearance. terminal windows 11
  5. Below Appearancescroll until you find Background picture. terminal windows 11
  6. Below Background picture, you can change the background image path by browsing your computer or choose to use your desktop wallpaper as the background image. Click on to safeguard to save your new background image to Windows 11 Terminal.

Additional background image settings include the background image stretch mode to choose how you want the image to appear (Uniform to fill, Uniform, Fill or None), the image alignment to choose how you want the image to appear in the terminal and use the slider to choose images opacity.

Did you know you can change background image and icon on Windows 11 terminal? Let us know in the comments!

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