Terminal Launches Powershell versus Serial Monitor

New to PlatformIO - been using Visual Studio - but have just started with VSCode and PIO. Seems like a nice environment. All as a new install

However I have a challenge at the moment. When I click TERMINAL - it launches MS Powershell:

Windows PowerShell
Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
PS C:\Users\xxx\yyyyy\Arduino\Sketch\Scavenger>

I have edited the Platformio.INI file to include Monitor parameters - NO DIFFERENCE.

platform = espressif32
board = esp32doit-devkit-v1
framework = arduino
;Serial Port
monitor_port = COM4
monitor_speed = 115200

So not certain what I am missing - both as to “what is launching this” and more importantly “where the serial monitor is” :-). I am getting by using a separate instance of good-ole TerraTerm - but that should not be needed.

Realize it is something silly - but not finding it easily.


Can you show us what button you are pressing with a screenshot?

OH SO SILLY ME !!! :slight_smile:
Using TERMINAL button instead of the ELECTRICAL PLUG

YEP - definitely a newbie …

Apologies for taking up time and space with this one.


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Yep my bad totally - thought from the Youtube videos they were pressing the TERMINAL button - not the power-plug.

Apologies for taking your time

No problem it’s all dealt with and you have solution :).

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