As an IT administrator, you may have run across ConEmu, a free, open source terminal emulator for Microsoft Windows. ConEmu is a powerful terminal emulator that allows you to customize the way you interact with the command line. One of the many features of ConEmu is the ability to select a startup console.
A startup console is the terminal window that will be opened when ConEmu is launched. By default, ConEmu launches a cmd.exe window, but you can customize the startup console to be any terminal window you choose. This can be useful if you frequently need to use a specific terminal window or if you want to use a custom terminal window with special settings.
To select a startup console in ConEmu, open the settings window by clicking the cog icon in the upper right corner of the ConEmu window. On the left side of the settings window, expand the Startup section and click the + button next to the “Startup” heading. This will open a window where you can select the startup console.
In the startup console selection window, you can choose from a variety of options. You can select a cmd.exe window, a Powershell window, a Cygwin window, or an “other” window. If you select the “other” option, you can enter the path to the terminal window you want to use. Once you have selected the startup console, click the “OK” button to save your changes.
When you launch ConEmu, the terminal window you selected will be opened. You can also open other terminal windows by clicking the “+” button in the bottom left corner of the ConEmu window. This will open a new window with the settings you selected for the startup console.
Selecting a startup console in ConEmu is a great way to customize the way you interact with the command line. By selecting a specific terminal window to open when ConEmu is launched, you can quickly access the tools you need and make the most of your time.