I have git bash setup as a predefined task (task #1). But when I open ConEmu it defaults to cmd console, how do I change the default console to git bash?

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In the settings (Win + Alt + P), select 'Startup'. This allows you to select a single task using the third option, 'Specify named task'. You can use the other options to specify multiple tabs to open on startup.

Startup Options Dialog

How to launch from command line \ shortcut \ script

You can also make a shortcut using the /cmd command line switch:

"C:\Program Files\ConEmu\ConEmu64.exe" /cmd PowerShell

Replace PowerShell with whatever you named your task. Here is a document listing all of the command line options. Note that if you run this while ConEmu is already running it will just open a new tab in the current window. This is usually the desired behavior but this behavior can be overridden using the -new_console and -cur_console switches (depending on your current setup).

How to add task bar jump list items

If you are using Windows 7 or higher, you may also be interested in looking at using the jump list to select a task to startup. This can be done in the 'Main' -> 'Task bar' options page. Check the 'Add ConEmu tasks to Task bar' box and press 'Update Now!'.

Task bar options page

  • BTW, your ConEmu build is very old...
    – Maximus
    Commented Sep 27, 2014 at 7:34
  • Just checked and it appears to be the latest in the stable branch.
    – krowe
    Commented Sep 27, 2014 at 9:04
  • That is not true. "Stable" branch stalled in 2012.
    – Maximus
    Commented Sep 27, 2014 at 13:45
  • On Github the stable branch is older than my version so I cannot disagree with that statement. However, when I use the auto update feature in the program, switching to either of the other two branches will tell me that an update is available (neither of which actually match the latest Github releases though). Also, I've had this update the stable branch in the last 6 months (which is how I ended up with this version) so it hasn't been completely dead. There is definitely a disconnect between the Github versions and the versions pushed out within the application.
    – krowe
    Commented Sep 27, 2014 at 16:39
  • Your statement is funny because official github mirror shows version 140923 which is obviously fresher than was shown on your screenshots.
    – Maximus
    Commented Sep 27, 2014 at 20:50

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