I love Mac terminal in Dark and had set up the default color scheme to a dark one. Every time I open the terminal it's OK but I found that if I open one terminal window and then open another one via CMD+N the new one still remains in the original white one.

How can I make sure every Terminal window I opened all in the default preferences?

I am using OS X 10.9.1.

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If I understand the question correctly, this is an easily doable through normal terminal preferences. Go to terminal>preferences>startup Here you can set the default behavior regarding window color scheme, including what color scheme new windows use.


I ran into this same thing recently although I'm on OSX 10.6.8. To fix on my version, I did the following:

  1. Terminal > Preferences > Settings
  2. Select the desired style from the list on the left
  3. Click the Default button below that list
  • Correct answer!
    – dan
    Apr 12, 2014 at 14:12

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