Is there anyway to pin (keep on top) the Visor / hotkey window for iTerm2?

Every time I give focus to another window (e.g. Chrome for documentation), iTerm2's hotkey window disappears. I have to invoke the hotkey again in order to start typing.

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Yes, as long as you have version 3.0.0 or later (or pre-release versions). If you go to the "Keys" tab in iTerm2's preferences, you should see the "Hotkey window hides when focus is lost" checkbox in the "Hotkey" section. Uncheck it.

  • thanks @epimorphic. The nightly build looks awesome - heaps of new features like tab shortcut keys! :D
    – snowbound
    Sep 7, 2014 at 0:21

In 3.1.beta.5, it's under "Profiles", and then click "Configure Hotkey Window for the "Visor" profile you want to pin. enter image description here

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