In iTerm2, I can define "Global Shortcut Keys", which is great. I can also "Load Presets" within this view. But how can I save "Global Shortcut Keys"?

I don't see an option to do this anywhere:

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You can save different settings by going to the Profile Tab and creating a new Profile. It will have a tab at the right for setting key settings, and you can select/deselect that profile to enable your customized tabs.

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If you want/need to edit the mappings en-masse, there is a file called PresetKeyMappings.plist inside the Resources folder in the app. (Right click on app, choose "Show Package Contents".)

Within the Profiles tab, there is also a pop-up menu at the bottom for bulk copying presets from a given profile. (Selected in the image...)

  • Thanks. Once I do that, where can I find my profile in disk to make a backup copy? (in case my computer crashes) Sep 7, 2014 at 18:48

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