0

My changes to the preferences in iTerm2 are always reset after a reboot. They will survive a logout, but after a reboot everything is back to the previous state. I checked ~/Library/Preferences/com.googlecode.iterm2.plist and my user is file owner and also has write access. Does anybody know how to fix this?

I remember reading that Yosemite is protecting plist files somehow. Could this be the cause? I'm on 10.10.4.

1

Well. I did not find the cause for the issue (although it was quite obviously some file permissions problem). But this is how I fixed it:

  1. Quit iterm2
  2. Move ~/Library/Preferences/com.googlecode.iterm2.plist to the Desktop
  3. Reboot (because plist files are protected)
  4. Launch iterm2 and quit it again to create a new plist file
  5. Open ~/Library/Preferences/com.googlecode.iterm2.plist in an editor
  6. Paste the contents of the plist file on the Desktop into the new one
  7. Reboot

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .