I use a primary iTerm2 window, and some further iTerm2 windows which display specific information (e.g., like a dashboard). They live in well-visible positions on my screen, and do their own thing non-interactively. I never need to Cmd-Tab to them.

That said, of course (by Murphy's Law) whenever I do Cmd-Tab to the single iTerm2 icon showing up in the Cmd-Tab selection, I always end up in one of those windows, not in the one I constantly type in.

Is there a way to change this? I am aware of questions like this, but that's not it. My question is not related to screens, displays or spaces. I could imagine having some tool to mark a long-running window with some hypothetical "ignore this window in Cmd-Tab", or maybe some arcane setting in iTerm2. Those windows all have their own iTerm2 "Profile", but I could not find a setting obviously related to this in the iTerm2 profile settings.

  • You'd want your "dashboard" to not be in a window but something like a panel, something that is floating somewhere. But I don't think there is anything you can do, this sounds like something that is more related to the OS than iTerm2.
    – ErniePC12
    Commented Nov 26, 2021 at 17:20

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You can most probably find a solution by using Witch.

enter image description here It allows to switch through windows and use different type of sort order.

Note that you have to pay 14$ to use Witch.

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