Installing and Setting up Oh-my-zsh Terminal on Windows

Let’s Go

  • Go to Microsoft Store
  • Install Windows Terminal App
  • Install a WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) Ubuntu App
  • Search for Windows Features. Check on Windows Subsystem for Linux. Click ok. Will apply the changes. Restart the computer.
  • Open Ubuntu App. It will start installing.
  • Open Windows Terminal App. Dropdown, Select Ubuntu terminal
  • Update and install. Run the following 3 codes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt install zsh
  • Install git for windows
  • Install oh-my-zsh
sh -c "$(curl -fsSL"
git clone --depth=1 ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-$HOME/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/themes/powerlevel10k
  • In the .zshrc file change the theme.
code ~/.zshrcSet ZSH_THEME="powerlevel10k/powerlevel10k"
  • Install the MesloLGS NF fonts
  • For VSCode in setting.json add
"terminal.integrated.fontFamily": "MesloLGS NF"
  • In windows terminal. Open JSON file. Add inside the ubuntu object
"font": { "face": "MesloLGS NF"}
  • Customize terminal look. In Ubuntu terminal run
p10k configure


  • Add an alias in the .zshrc file
alias -g home="~ && /mnt/c/Users/yourusername"
cd homeThis is shortcut for the same ~ 
(this will cd into the WSL root-main folder)
cd /mnt/c/Users/yourusername
(this will cd into the Window root-main folder)
  • Install autosuggesstions
git clone ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/zsh-autosuggestions
# other plugins...

You are all set!!




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