In the default Terminal app the current width and height of the window are always displayed in the title bar, whereas in iTerm2 they're only displayed for a few moments when resizing.

How can I change it so that they're always visible in iTerm2 too?

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Can't find the correct variable for the title. But if you go to iTerm2-> Preferences -> Profiles -> Session -> Configure Session, you can create a custom menu component with title as \(rows) x \(columns) and it will show the width. I know it's not the perfect solution but will do your job.

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Make sure your status bar enabled is checked.

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    You were on the right track, going to iTerm2 -> Preferences -> Profiles -> General -> Name and changing the name to \(columns) x \(rows) does the job.
    – noibe
    Aug 20, 2019 at 12:02
  • Actually now I have the opposite problem, when I resize the terminal dimensions are displayed twice. Do you know how to not to show the dimensions when resizing?
    – noibe
    Aug 20, 2019 at 12:08
  • I could not find an easy way to do this except write a custom script to change the behavior of the windows resizing. I will try this later and update here if I succeed.
    – anshu957
    Aug 20, 2019 at 16:55

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