iTerm2 – Launch with no windows – Mac OS X Yosemite

In a previous post iTerm2 – Launch on start-up – Mac OS X Yosemite I wrote about setting up iTerm to launch automatically on login which looks like this,
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However we’d like a more incognito start-up of iTerm, in fact we’d like it to look like this after starting up,
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This requires two steps. In the first we create a Window Arrangement that has no windows visible. The second step is about using this new empty Window Arrangement as the default on start-up.

Creating an empty Window Arrangement

First start iTerm so it looks like this,
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close the single visible window and go to Window and choose Save Window Arrangement,
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Give the Window Arrangement a name and save it by clicking the blue OK,
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Using the new Window Arrangement as default

Open to the iTerm Preferences,
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This time we need the General tab and under Startup check the box called Open default window arrangement,
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If you have several window arrangements you will have to go to the Arrangements tab, and set the one with no windows as your default,
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I only have one arrangement so it’s already set as default for me.

Stay tuned for more about iTerm and how to make your life easier in emacs with it!

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