iTerm2, on startup, opens as many tabs as were opened in my previous session. How can I disable this behaviour? I don't need those empty tabs.


Close All windows and Tabs except only one(or arrange windows and tab you want), and then

  1. Goto "Windows"->"Save windows Arrangement"
  2. "Preferences"->"Arrangements" set this as default
  3. "Preferences"->"General" and check open default window arrangement.

PS: iTerm restore all session when you disable the "Close windows when quit app" in System preferences

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  • i tried it. one terminal with restored tabs and one with default arrangement were opened. "Close windows when quit app" is enabled – wedens Jan 27 '15 at 13:21
  • check the file in ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.googlecode.iterm2.savedState – nelson Jan 27 '15 at 13:53
  • Worked perfectly - thanks! – Christian Mar 2 at 0:53

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