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Opening and Configuring

2023-11-26 • SEND FEEDBACK
Related: command line, How-To, software,

See Basics of Command Line in Terminal for a brief introduction on using Terminal.

Opening is found in /Applications/Utilities/ Opening can be done several ways:

  • Open the /Applications/Utilities folder and double-click
    TIP: use cmd-shift-U to instantly open the Utilities folder.
    Opening using Spotlight
  • Drag to your application bar for quick access.
  • Use cmd-space for Spotlight search, start typing "ter..." and it will pop right up. This is a great trick for any application, files, etc
    Opening using Spotlight

Below, a Terminal window configured for easy reading with white-text-on-black. window

Configuring Terminal allows much nicer configuration than the default eg white text on black blackground, as shown above.

The Settings => Profiles => Text settings provide useful control over window title, etc.

TIP: Click Color & Effects to set Opacity to 100%., because Terminal windows can become harder to read with transparency effects—super annoying.

Configuring the colors and etc for a Terminal window

The Settings => Profiles => Text settings provide control over window title, etc.

Configuring window title and more for a Terminal window
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