Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm trying to make a single terminal window appear on every space but the built in spaces only allow to configure this per application basis. This makes it more or less useless for terminals if you have multiple terminal windows on multiple spaces.

DesktopManager seams to have solved this for older versions of Mac OS X.

share|improve this question
up vote 10 down vote accepted

The 3rd party software Afloat can do this. See the installation instructions:.

  1. Download the SIMBL zip file
  2. Unzip the file
  3. Double-click/install SIMBL-0.9.9.pkg
  4. Create SIMBL bundle dir: mkdir ~/Library/Application\ Support/SIMBL/Plugins/
  5. Reboot
  6. Install from the git repo:
$ git clone
$ cd afloat
$ xcodebuild -configuration Release install
  # verbose output trimmed, except for last line:
$ mv /tmp/Afloat.dst/Users/`whoami`/Library/Bundles/Afloat.bundle/ ~/Library/Application\ Support/SIMBL/Plugins/

Screen Capture

share|improve this answer
Thank you very much! – Mattias Wadman Mar 11 '10 at 19:19
@Mattias: Glad I could help. – Josh Mar 11 '10 at 20:20
Works for me for the most part. The only bad thing is the lack of updates on that repo. The author has not been active for some time. – Chris Jul 6 '15 at 19:53

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.