How can I remove the iTerm icon from the status bar menu? I'm not sure how this area is called, so I provided an additional screen enter image description here

I've already excluded it from Doc and cmd-Tab Application Switcher but I didn't find what is the way to get rid of the icon from macOS status bar.

  • macOS verion: 10.15.7
  • iTerm2 version: 3.4.4

Thanks in advance

2 Answers 2


It works for iTerm2 version: 3.4.4: Prefs > Advanced > Add status bar icon when excluded from dock

  • Didn't work for me the first time. I had to restart iTerm. Jan 12, 2023 at 8:44

From Preferences → Appearance

Exclude from Dock and Cmd-Tab Application Switcher

When this setting is enabled, iTerm2 will disappear from the dock and you won't be able to switch to it with Cmd-Tab. An icon will be added to the right side of the menu bar that lets you get back to iTerm2's preferences. This is useful if you only use hotkey windows and you want iTerm2 to keep a low profile.

https://iterm2.com/documentation-preferences-appearance.html (emphasis mine)

With that setting enabled the icon is added.

  • So there is no way to disable 2 options at the same time: exclude from the Dock and from the status menu?
    – iamtodor
    Mar 12, 2021 at 10:51
  • damn't. that's really dolefully. Thank you for the clarification!
    – iamtodor
    Mar 12, 2021 at 11:00
  • If you removed both - how would you switch to iTerm?
    – mmmmmm
    Mar 12, 2021 at 11:17
  • @mmmmmm with my shortcut. I actually use the only shortcut and I have not ever used this icon in the status menu
    – iamtodor
    Mar 12, 2021 at 12:45
  • @iamtodor What shortcut?
    – mmmmmm
    Mar 12, 2021 at 12:54

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