iTerm 2- Top Tab Tip – Show the Profile name

When you use iTerm 2, by default it doesn’t show the name of the profile in the tabs. Which is a bit annoying. There is a setting in the default preferences that allows you to set the default for TAB names globally.

This is what you would see with the defaults:

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Head into the iTerm2 Preferences, and select Appearance, Show Profile Name like so:

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And now the tabs on your iTerm will look like this:

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  • Sto

    I used iTerm for a loong long time ago and must it’s the best terminal client ive ever used

  • Steve

    It does’t work for me!!!!!!