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Bash in Windows 10 – fix Unsupported console settings

If you are trying to run Bash on Ubuntu in Windows 10 and getting the following error message:

Unsupported console settings. In order to use this feature the legacy console must be disabled.

here is quick fix for you to resolve it quickly.
Ubutntu on Windows 10 logo bannerIf you are affected by the mentioned issue, the error message appears only in the command prompt. When you click the Bash Start menu shortcut, it flickers and then disappears. If you try to run Bash as shown in the article Run Linux commands from cmd.exe prompt in Windows 10, it produces the following output:

Windows 10 unsupported bash errorTo fix this issue, the only thing you need to do is disable the legacy mode in the Command Prompt properties.

In Windows 10, the command prompt got several improvements. These include the ability to resize it freely, new hotkeys and new text selection capabilities. See the following article: The command prompt has been further improved in Windows 10.

Thanks to these changes, the command prompt in Windows 10 can be closed by Alt+F4, have a transparent background and can also be opened fullscreen.

All these new features can be disabled by the option "Use legacy console" in Properties as shown below:Windows 10 console legacy mode

If the new console features are disabled, it will make Bash on Ubuntu in Windows 10 not work properly.

The solution is very simple. Untick the mentioned option and re-open Bash on Ubuntu. It should work.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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