Windows Terminal is Microsoft’s new command-line app. It allows for multiple tabs, and from each tab you also have the option of opening either the Windows PowerShell, Command Prompt, Azure Cloud Shell, or the plain PowerShell. Additionally, it is also preconfigured to run SSH and WSL. Windows Terminal can run any command-line app which includes all Windows terminal emulators.

The Windows Terminal app, otherwise known as the new Windows PowerShell, is the long-awaited app many Windows enthusiasts had been waiting for thanks to its ability to do far more than the typical command line which had become outdated. Interestingly, the Windows Terminal was initially available as a separate app that needed to be downloaded from the Microsoft Store; however, if you were to go to the Microsoft Store to download it now you would be prompted that it is already on your computer. You haven’t got memory issues; as stated above in recent Windows 10 updates you would now find the app on your computer as an Inbox app.

The Windows Terminal opens up to be roughly the same size as a typical Command Prompt window over the years, that is, it isn’t like having a full-width browser window open. Subsequently, you may wish to adjust the way your terminal tabs appear for better utilization for what you do with the Windows Terminal app open. You can choose between keeping the Windows Terminal tabs equal length, for each tab to only be sufficient to show the title of the app, or for the tabs to each appear compact.

The following tutorial demonstrates how to change the Tab Width Mode for the Windows Terminal application when using a version of the Windows 10 oeprating system.

How to Change Tab Width Mode in Windows Terminal app in Windows 10

You can select the type of Tab Width Mode you want from the Windows Terminal settings. Here is how you can do that:

1. Open the Windows Terminal app. (Click to enlarge the screenshot below.)

Windows 10 Search: Windows Terminal app

2. Next to the tabs, click on the down-facing arrow to bring up the Windows Terminal menu and then click on the Settings link. (Click to enlarge the screenshot below.)

Windows Terminal app: Settings

3. Click on Appearance in the left menu.

4. From the right side of the same window,  under the Tab width mode heading, select either the Equal, Title length or Compact tab widths and then click on the Save button at the bottom of the Settings page. (Click to enlarge the screenshot below.)

You can close the Windows Terminal settings and continue using the computer.

In conclusion, that is how to change the Tab Width Mode for the Windows Terminal app in Windows 10.

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