Is there a way to switch the profile of an already-opened Terminal window? Let's say I already have a Terminal window opened with Basic profile. Can I switch it to Grass profile?

I seem to only be able to change profiles if I open a new Terminal window.


You can change the profile of an active window by doing the following:

  • Right click in the open space of the Terminal window (or cmd+I)
  • Choose "Show Inspector"
  • Click on the "Settings" header in the Inspector window
  • Choose a new profile for the current window


In macOS 10.14.6 the Terminal.app Inspector profile-selection list looks like this:

macOS 10.14.6 Terminal.app Inspector profile-selection list

  • A real life saver! – stephanmg Dec 13 '19 at 8:35
  • AND PRESS THE TINY Default to apply the profile, otherwise it doesn't stick. +1 for this answer. – PatrickT Apr 23 at 7:28

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