How to set up Docker Quickstart Terminal in Cmder?

The following shows how to set up the Docker Quickstart Terminal in Cmder.

  1. Enter the Setup tasks screen
    Keyboard shortcut
    Win + Alt + T
    Via menu
    + button -> Setup tasks….

    Setup tasks button and menu

  2. Expand Startup and Choose Tasks
    Expand startup and choose tasks

  3. Add a new Predefined task
    Keyboard shortcut
    Alt + Shift + +
    Via Menu
    + button

  4. Name the task by replacing Group{number} with…
     Tools::Docker Quickstart Terminal

    The first part defines the task category and the second part is the task name

  5. Define the task parameters.
     /dir "%DOCKER_TOOLBOX_INSTALL_PATH%" /icon "d:\User\Pictures\Icons\if_github_334641.ico"

    Here a custom icon is used, ensure that your path and .ico file is specified.

    /dir – sets the working directory, where new processes will be started
    /icon – icon that is displayed in the tabs

  6. Add the commands
     *"C:\PROGRA~1\Git\bin\sh.exe" -i "%DOCKER_TOOLBOX_INSTALL_PATH%\" -new_console:t:"Docker Terminal"

    Docker Client on Windows should be run as elevated as we have set up here.  Ensure that the path to the Git binary files matches your set-up.

    * – run as elevated
    -i – program arguments
    -new_console:t – tab name
    -new_console:d – directory


Your final set-up should look like the following

Cmder task setup for Docker quickstart terminal



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