For example, while in Notepad++ when I press ctrl+alt+m, MobaXterm opens a local terminal session. How can I stop this, please? I don't want MobaXterm capturing anything in my Windows environment.

This is driving me nuts!

Windows 7 machine. MobaXterm Personal v10.5

2 Answers 2


There's no built-in option to disable the pop-up terminal, but you can disable/change the specific hotkey that is interfering:

  1. Click Settings --> Keyboard Shortcuts.
  2. Select a hotkey to be modified (Show / hide popup terminal in your case).
  3. Select the "Edit Keyboard Shortcut" drop down box and select a different hotkey or <none> to disable.
  4. Restart MobaXterm
  • I don't see the "Edit Keyboard Shortcut" when I choose the key to be modified
    – aName
    Commented Feb 3, 2020 at 16:29
  • I just forget to restart it.
    – John Lee
    Commented Dec 6, 2022 at 10:40

When one presses CTRL+ALT+M MobaXterm's default hotkey is "Show/hide popup terminal".

In order to change that, in the top bar, press Settings > Keyboard shortcuts

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A popup where one can edit the Hotkeys will appear. The last one "Show / hide popup terminal" is the one you are looking for.

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In the drop-down "Edit keyboard shortcut" select None and that wont bother you again

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