[BUG] FreeConsole does not close Terminal on Windows 11

Justin Taylor 20 Reputation points

The docs describe that the FreeConsole() command should detach a process from it's parent console, and then that console will auto-close if it has no other child processes.

This works correctly on Windows 10, but on Windows 11 the console remains open after running FreeConsole(). Only workaround is to find the console by PID and then force close it afterwards.

I believe this is a bug with Terminal possible since Terminal is now the default console app in Windows 11.

Windows API - Win32
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  1. Jeanine Zhang-MSFT 9,351 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    You could refer to the links:

    Terminal window/tab is not closed when console application calls FreeConsole

    Add support for start /B and FreeConsole

    This issue was addressed. I suggest you could try to use Windows Terminal Preview v1.17.1023 . Download from Microsoft Store

    Thank you.


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