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Muhammad Ridwan Hakim
Muhammad Ridwan Hakim

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Windows Terminal Preview Context Menu

If you use multiple Linux WSL, you can enhance your productivity with this tool.


  1. Clone this repo git clone
  2. Configure your settings.json in Windows Terminal Preview folder & config.json C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsTerminalPreview_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\settings.json wt.2
  3. Copy folder icons to C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsTerminalPreview_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\icons\
  4. Run powershell (no need to get admin access right)
  5. Change the execution policy Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -scope CurrentUser
  6. Run SetupContextMenu.ps1 script wt.3 wt.4 wt.5


Run SetupContextMenu.ps1 -uninstall:$true


This script will parse the settings.json file to generate menu items. However you can customize it.

Put any icon file into icon folder and modify the config.json like the following.

    "global": {
        "extended": false
    "profiles": {
        "{a5a97cb8-8961-5535-816d-772efe0c6a3f}": {
            "icon": "arch.ico",
            "label": "Arch Linux"
        "{61c54bbd-c2c6-5271-96e7-009a87ff44bf}": {
            "showRunAs": true
        "{b453ae62-4e3d-5e58-b989-0a998ec441b8}": {
            "hidden": true
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Config reference

  • global
    • extended[bool]: if set this to true, context menu will only show up when right click with shift
  • profiles
    • guid[string]: this GUID of your profile defined in settings.json
      • hidden[bool]: overwrites the visibility of the profile, if defined
      • icon[string]: filename of your ico file, you must put this file in icon folder
      • label[string]: context menu label
      • showRunAs[bool]: add run as administrator item for this profile

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