I have made iTerm borderless, like this:

Image of iTerm window

So, how can I move the window from anywhere inside the window and not just the title bar?

  • How did you make Terminal borderless? – user3439894 Nov 21 '16 at 3:03
  • @user3439894 I am using iTerm 3 which has an option to hide borders – adb16x Nov 21 '16 at 3:22
  • @adb16x its iterm2 v3 not iTerm3 – mTvare Feb 16 at 11:46

To move any window, including borderless ones such as iTerm, you can move the mouse to any edge of the window until the cursor become a double-arrow, then click and hold while moving the mouse in a direction opposite of what would change the window size.

As an example, if you mouse over the top edge while the cursor is a double-arrow then click, hold and drag upwards or downwards it makes the window larger or smaller respectively, however if you drag left or right the window moves and once moving you can drag it anywhere and then release the mouse when you have the window where you want it.

The same paradigm applies on any edge of the window, moving the mouse to any edge, to where the cursor becomes a double-arrow then click and hold, and move in a direction that will not make the window larger or smaller will move the window instead.


This answer was originally posted on Nov 21 '16 and the target OS was OS X 10.11 El Capitan and works as stated for that OS.

There have been recent comments about it on macOS High Sierra and if the Title Bar is showing then it can be moved as described however if the Title Bar is not showing then it can only be moved in the manner described from the top of the window. That said though I've noticed it can be a bit finicky but I can move it as described when tested under macOS 10.13.3 in reference to this update notice.

  • Wow. I suspect that's not what they had in mind when they designed that particular feature. That said, good thinking. – M. Justin Jun 7 '17 at 21:57
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    Does this still work as of High Sierra? I'm having trouble – Kyle Heuton Jan 29 '18 at 12:33
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    @KyleHeuton it is working for me on 10.13.3 (tried with Firefox, chrome, and Preview) – Michael Apr 17 '18 at 13:08
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    @Michael I wonder if it's iTerm then, I still can't move it – Kyle Heuton Apr 17 '18 at 16:24
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    @KyleHeuton I'm not sure how to make it borderless, but I am also observing that the dragging from edges other than top is NOT working in iTerm – Michael Apr 17 '18 at 19:59

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