I'm on a mac and I use terminal (Amazing)

I was wondering if anyone knows how I can change the default setting of a new terminal to remain the same for all subsequent terminals?

For example - I have pro as my default settings. If I hit ctrl and n it opens a white terminal instead of a pro. I'd like to make it so either a different colour terminal always opens up or it at least sticks to pro.


Note that in the preferences under "Startup" you control what the first window will look like, but under "Settings" you control what a new window will look like. Also, you can't just highlight a setting to make it the default, you have to select the setting and then press the "Default" button.

Does any of that help or make sense?

  • Ah thanks I never noticed that before!!! Any idea how to get it so a different colour screen pops up all the time? – stevo Nov 12 '10 at 12:39
  • It turns out that Terminal is scriptable. Daniel Jalkut has developed a "Random Color Terminal" script -- red-sweater.com/blog/220/random-color-terminal – David Rouse Nov 12 '10 at 14:41

The default setting remains the same for all subsequent terminals.

Try quitting and restarting Terminal.


See if this may be of some use: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20070604100629346

  • He doesn't want all windows to look different, but to look the same. Just not the default style. – Daniel Beck Nov 11 '10 at 13:19

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