Use the ctrl+alt+t shortcut to open the terminal in Windows 11
After 3 years of using Debian and 2 years of using Fedora, I had to buy a new device to meet my new programming needs. The new PC had a premium Windows 11 installed, with cool light pen features. I tried booting Fedora and Ubuntu on it, Fedora is not so cool with tablet modes, and Ubuntu is slightly cool with it. Ubuntu provided the auto-rotation feature, but scrolling with the light pen was not so fun. I was forced to use Windows 11.
I loved my
CTRL+ALT+T keyboard shortcut for the terminal, and Windows 11 had none of it. Linux distros provide ways to assign custom shortcuts but here it’s a little tricky.
Today, we will be assigning our very much-loved
CTRL+ALT+T to Windows device, with WSL 2.
After opening the terminal, press
CTRL+, and you get into the settings. And select your loved Linux version.
Open the Taskbar and keep the terminal ON
Now, search for
terminal in your task bar. And click on
Open file location.
wt.exe and copy that file.
Now, create a folder (a folder is basically a directory, for Windows newcomers). Now, paste as shortcuts there.
Now, open the Properties of that pasted shortcut, and in the
Shortcut key section, set your preferred shortcut key, i.e.
Btw, if you used something else as your keyboard shortcut, we might be suspicious if you were/are are real Linux user.