Preferences

Provides interfaces for getting and changing preferences (excluding per-profile preferences; see the profile submodule for that)

class PreferenceKey

Keys identifying particular preference settings.

ADJUST_WINDOW_FOR_FONT_SIZE_CHANGE = 'AdjustWindowForFontSizeChange'

Change window size when font size changes? Takes a boolean.

APPS_MAY_ACCESS_PASTEBOARD = 'AllowClipboardAccess'

Allow terminal apps to access the pasteboard? Takes a boolean.

AUTO_COMMAND_HISTORY = 'AutoCommandHistory'

Enable autocomplete with command history? Takes a boolean.

AUTO_HIDE_TMUX_CLIENT_SESSION = 'AutoHideTmuxClientSession'

Automatically bury the tmux client session? Takes a boolean.

BRACKETED_PASTE_MODE = 'BracketedPasteMode'

Allow bracketed paste mode when using advanced paste? Takes a boolean.

CONTROL_REMAPPING = 'Control'

Remap control key. Takes an integer. 1=Control, 2=Left option, 3=Right option, 7=Left Cmd, 8=Right Cmd.

CONVERT_DOS_NEWLINES = 'ConvertDosNewlines'

Convert DOS newlines to Unix when using advanced paste? Takes a boolean.

CONVERT_UNICODE_PUNCTUATION = 'ConvertUnicodePunctuation'

Convert unicode punctuation to ascii when using advanced paste? Takes a boolean.

COPY_TO_PASTEBOARD_ON_SELECTION = 'CopySelection'

Copy to pasteboard on selection? Takes a boolean.

CUSTOM_FOLDER_TO_LOAD_PREFS_FROM = 'PrefsCustomFolder'

If LOAD_PREFS_FROM_CUSTOM_FOLDER, gives the folder or URL to load prefs from. Takes a string.

DEFAULT_TOOLBELT_WIDTH = 'Default Toolbelt Width'

Width of toolbelt by default. Takes a nonnegative integer.

DIM_BACKGROUND_WINDOWS = 'DimBackgroundWindows'

Dim inactive windows? Takes a boolean.

DIM_INACTIVE_SPLIT_PANES = 'DimInactiveSplitPanes'

Dim inactive split panes? Takes a boolean.

DIM_ONLY_TEXT = 'DimOnlyText'

Dim only text when indicating inactive sessions? Takes a boolean.

DISABLE_FULLSCREEN_TRANSPARENCY = 'DisableFullscreenTransparency'

Disable transparency for full screen windows? Takes a boolean.

DISABLE_METAL_WHEN_UNPLUGGED = 'disableMetalWhenUnplugged'

Disable the GPU renderer when not connected to power? Takes a boolean.

DOUBLE_CLICK_PERFORMS_SMART_SELECTION = 'DoubleClickPerformsSmartSelection'

Double click performs smart selection? Takes a boolean.

DRAW_WINDOW_BORDER = 'UseBorder'

Show a border around windows? Takes a boolean.

EMULATE_US_KEYBOARD = 'UseVirtualKeyCodesForDetectingDigits'

Emulate US keyboard for the purposes of switching tabs/panes/windows by keyboard? Takes a boolean.

ENABLE_BONJOUR_DISCOVERY = 'EnableRendezvous'

Discover hosts with bonjour? Takes a boolean.

ENABLE_DIVISION_VIEW = 'EnableDivisionView'

Draw a line under the tab bar? Takes a boolean.

ENABLE_PROXY_ICON = 'EnableProxyIcon'

Show proxy icon in title bar? Takes a boolean.

ENABLE_SEMANTIC_HISTORY = 'CommandSelection'

Enable semantic history? Takes a boolean.

ENABLE_SMART_WINDOW_PLACEMENT = 'SmartPlacement'

Enable smart window placement? Takes a boolean.

ESCAPE_SHELL_CHARS_WITH_BACKSLASH = 'EscapeShellCharsWithBackslash'

Escape shell characters with backslash when using advanced paste? Takes a boolean.

FLASH_TAB_BAR_IN_FULLSCREEN = 'FlashTabBarInFullscreen'

Flash tab bar in full screen? Takes a boolean.

FOCUS_FOLLOWS_MOUSE = 'FocusFollowsMouse'

Focus follows mouse? Takes a boolean.

HIDE_FROM_DOCK_AND_APP_SWITCHER = 'HideFromDockAndAppSwitcher'

Exclude iTerm2 from dock and app switcher? Takes a boolean.

HIDE_MENU_BAR_IN_FULLSCREEN = 'HideMenuBarInFullscreen'

Hide menu bar when in full screen? Takes a boolean.

HIDE_SCROLLBAR = 'HideScrollbar'

Hide scroll bars? Takes a boolean.

HIDE_TAB_ACTIVITY_INDICATOR = 'HideActivityIndicator'

Hide the tab activity indicator? Takes a boolean.

HIDE_TAB_BAR_WHEN_ONLY_ONE_TAB = 'HideTab'

Hide tab bar when there is only one tab? Takes a boolean.

HIDE_TAB_CLOSE_BUTTON = 'HideTabCloseButton'

Hide the tab close button? Takes a boolean.

HIDE_TAB_NUMBER = 'HideTabNumber'

Hide the tab number? Takes a boolean.

INCLUDE_TRAILING_NEWLINE_WHEN_COPYING = 'CopyLastNewline'

Include trailing newline when copying to pasteboard? Takes a boolean.

INSTANT_REPLAY_MEMORY_MB = 'IRMemory'

Memory (in megabytes) to use per session for instant replay. Takes a floating point value.

ITERM_VERSION = 'iTerm Version'

Last-used iTerm2 version. Do not set this. Takes a string.

LEFT_COMMAND_REMAPPING = 'LeftCommand'

Remap left cmd key. Takes an integer. 1=Control, 2=Left option, 3=Right option, 7=Left Cmd, 8=Right Cmd.

LEFT_OPTION_REMAPPING = 'LeftOption'

Remap left option key. Takes an integer. 1=Control, 2=Left option, 3=Right option, 7=Left Cmd, 8=Right Cmd.

LEFT_TAB_BAR_WIDTH = 'LeftTabBarWidth'

Width of left-side tab bar. Takes a floating point value.

LOAD_PREFS_FROM_CUSTOM_FOLDER = 'LoadPrefsFromCustomFolder'

Load prefs from a custom folder? Takes a boolean.

MAX_VERTICALLY = 'MaxVertically'

When maximizing a window, grow it only vertically? Takes a boolean.

METAL_MAXIMIZE_THROUGHPUT = 'metalMaximizeThroughput'

Maximize throughput for GPU renderer, vs framerate? Takes a boolean.

NATIVE_FULL_SCREEN_WINDOWS = 'UseLionStyleFullscreen'

Use native full screen window? Takes a boolean.

NUMBER_OF_SPACES_PER_TAB = 'NumberOfSpacesPerTab'

Default number of spaces per tab when converting tabs when pasting. Takes a positive integer.

ONLY_WHEN_MORE_TABS = 'OnlyWhenMoreTabs'

Confirm close window when there are multiple tabs? Takes a boolean.

OPEN_DEFAULT_ARRANGEMENT_AT_START = 'OpenArrangementAtStartup'

Open default arrangement at startup? Mutually exclusive with OPEN_PROFILES_WINDOW_AT_START and RESTORE_ONLY_HOTKEY_AT_START. Takes a boolean.

OPEN_PROFILES_WINDOW_AT_START = 'OpenBookmark'

Open the profiles window at startup? Mutually exclusive with OPEN_DEFAULT_ARRANGEMENT_AT_START and RESTORE_ONLY_HOTKEY_AT_START. Takes a boolean.

OPEN_TMUX_WINDOWS_IN = 'OpenTmuxWindowsIn'

Specifies how to open tmux windows. Takes an integer. 0=native windows, 1=new window, 2=tabs in existing window.

OPTION_CLICK_MOVES_CURSOR = 'OptionClickMovesCursor'

Opt-click moves cursor? Takes a boolean.

PASS_ON_CONTROL_CLICK = 'PassOnControlClick'

Pass control-click to mouse reporting? Takes a boolean.

PASTE_SPECIAL_CHUNK_DELAY = 'PasteSpecialChunkDelay'

Default delay between paste chunks. Takes a floating point number.

PASTE_SPECIAL_CHUNK_SIZE = 'PasteSpecialChunkSize'

Default paste chunk size. Takes a positive integer.

PASTE_SPECIAL_REGEX = 'PasteSpecialRegex'

Regex pattern to use for substitution when using advanced paste? Takes a string.

PASTE_SPECIAL_SUBSTITUTION = 'PasteSpecialSubstitution'

Value to use for regex substitution when using advanced paste? Takes a string.

PASTE_SPECIAL_USE_REGEX_SUBSTITUTION = 'PasteSpecialUseRegexSubstitution'

Enable regex substitution when using advanced paste? Takes a boolean.

PASTE_TAB_TO_STRING_TAB_STOP_SIZE = 'PasteTabToStringTabStopSize'

When converting tabs to spaces, how many spaces to use? Takes a nonnegative integer.

PER_PANE_BACKGROUND_IMAGE = 'PerPaneBackgroundImage'

Should each split pane have a separate bg image, or one for the whole window? Takes a boolean.

PER_PANE_STATUS_BAR = 'SeparateStatusBarsPerPane'

Should each split pane have a separate status bar, or just one for the whole window? Takes a boolean.

PREFER_INTEGRATED_GPU = 'preferIntegratedGPU'

Prefer the integrated GPU over discrete, if available? Takes a boolean.

PRESERVE_WINDOW_SIZE_WHEN_TAB_BAR_VISIBILITY_CHANGES = 'PreserveWindowSizeWhenTabBarVisibilityChanges'

Keep window size the same when tabbar shows/hides? Takes a boolean.

PROMPT_ON_QUIT = 'PromptOnQuit'

Prompt before quitting? Takes a boolean.

QUIT_WHEN_ALL_WINDOWS_CLOSED = 'QuitWhenAllWindowsClosed'

Quit automatically when all terminal windows are closed? Takes a boolean.

REMOVE_CONTROL_CODES = 'RemoveControlCodes'

Remove control codes when using advanced paste? Takes a boolean.

RESTORE_ONLY_HOTKEY_AT_START = 'OpenNoWindowsAtStartup'

Restore only hotkey window at startup? Mutually exclusive with OPEN_PROFILES_WINDOW_AT_START and OPEN_DEFAULT_ARRANGEMENT_AT_START. Takes a boolean.

RIGHT_COMMAND_REMAPPING = 'RightCommand'

Remap right cmd key. Takes an integer. 1=Control, 2=Left option, 3=Right option, 7=Left Cmd, 8=Right Cmd.

RIGHT_OPTION_REMAPPING = 'RightOption'

Remap right option key. Takes an integer. 1=Control, 2=Left option, 3=Right option, 7=Left Cmd, 8=Right Cmd.

SAVE_PASTE_HISTORY = 'SavePasteHistory'

Should paste and command history be saved to disk? Takes a boolean.

SHOW_FULL_SCREEN_TAB_BAR = 'ShowFullScreenTabBar'

Show tab bar in full screen? Takes a boolean.

SHOW_PANE_TITLES = 'ShowPaneTitles'

Show a per-pane title bar? Takes a boolean.

SHOW_TAB_NEW_OUTPUT_INDICATOR = 'ShowNewOutputIndicator'

Show a “new output” indicator in tabs? Takes a boolean.

SIZE_CHANGES_AFFECT_PROFILE = 'Size Changes Affect Profile'

Does changing text size with cmd-+ and cmd– affect only the session or also its profile?

SOFTWARE_UPDATE_ENABLE_AUTOMATIC_CHECKS = 'SUEnableAutomaticChecks'

Automatically check for new versions of iTerm2? Takes a boolean.

SOFTWARE_UPDATE_ENABLE_TEST_RELEASES = 'CheckTestRelease'

Check for beta versions for auto update? Takes a boolean.

SPLIT_PANE_DIMMING_AMOUNT = 'SplitPaneDimmingAmount'

How much to dim inactive split panes or inactive windows. Takes a floating point value in [0,1]

STATUS_BAR_POSITION = 'StatusBarPosition'

Where does the status bar go? Takes an integer. 0=top, 1=bottom.

STRETCH_TABS_TO_FILL_BAR = 'StretchTabsToFillBar'

Stretch tabs horizontally to fill the tab bar? Takes a boolean.

SWITCH_PANE_MODIFIER = 'SwitchPaneModifier'

Modifiers to switch split pane with number. Takes an integer. 3=Cmd, 6=Cmd+Option, 5=Option, 9=Disable switching.

SWITCH_TAB_MODIFIER = 'SwitchTabModifier'

Modifiers to switch tab by number. Takes an integer. 3=Cmd, 6=Cmd+Option, 5=Option, 9=Disable switching.

SWITCH_WINDOW_MODIFIER = 'SwitchWindowModifier'

Modifiers to switch window with number. Takes an integer. 3=Cmd, 6=Cmd+Option, 5=Option, 9=Disable switching.

TAB_TRANSFORM = 'TabTransform'

How to ransform tabs to space by default when pasting Takes an integer. 0=No transformation, 1=Convert to spaces, 2=Escape with C-V

TAP_BAR_POSTIION = 'TabViewType'

Where the tab bar should be placed. Takes an integer. 0=Top, 1=Bottom, 2=Left.

TEXT_SIZE_CHANGES_AFFECT_PROFILE = 'Size Changes Affect Profile'

Does increasing/decreasing text size update the backing profile? Takes a boolean.

THEME = 'TabStyleWithAutomaticOption'

Theme. Takes an integer. 0 = Light, 1 = Dark, 2 = Light high contrast, 3 = Dark high contrast, 4 = Automatic (10.14+), 5 = Minimal (10.14+).

THREE_FINGER_EMULATES = 'ThreeFingerEmulates'

Three-finger tap emulates middle click? Takes a boolean.

TMUX_DASHBOARD_LIMIT = 'TmuxDashboardLimit'

Open tmux dashboard if there are more than this many windows. Takes an integer.

TRIPLE_CLICK_SELECTS_FULL_WRAPPED_LINES = 'TripleClickSelectsFullWrappedLines'

Triple click selects full wrapped lines? Takes a boolean.

USE_METAL = 'UseMetal'

Use the GPU renderer? Takes a boolean.

USE_TMUX_PROFILE = 'TmuxUsesDedicatedProfile'

Use dedicated tmux profile. Takes a boolean.

WINDOW_NUMBER = 'WindowNumber'

Show window number in title bar? Takes a boolean.

WORD_CHARACTERS = 'WordCharacters'

Characters considered part of a word for selection. Takes a string.

async async_get_preference(connection, key: iterm2.preferences.PreferenceKey) → Union[None, Any]

Gets a preference by key.

Parameters

key (PreferenceKey) – The preference key, from the PreferenceKey enum.

Returns

An object with the preferences value, or None if unset and no default exists.


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