How to change the background of your Windows Terminal settings
I’ve often asked for my Windows Terminal’s settings.json (formerly profiles.json) so I keep it up on GitHub. The thing is, all my machines are different. I mix it up, I change it.
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Get Windows Terminal free from the Store. You can also get it from GitHub’s releases but I recommend the store because it’ll stay up to date automatically.
Here’s what my Terminal looks like today! I’ve added transparent PNGs in the lower right corners of each shell so I can keep track, but it’s also nice for teaching folks how to use the Command Line.
Here’s the settings block for PowerShell, for example. Note the backgroundImage* items:
“colorScheme”: “Campbell Powershell”
I keep my background images in DropBox or OneDrive so they can be referred to from any of my computers. You can make stretch wallpaper-like images, or you can make subtle (or less subtle, like mine) logo watermarks.