In iTerm2 (fullscreen mode) my pointer is permanently a "text select" pointer. It bothers me, so I would either like to change it (to the regular arrow-type pointer) or disable it when in my fullscreen iTerm2 instance. Is this possible? I'm on OSX 10.7.


It's quite old, but...

Open finder (or mc or anything else) then go to /Applications/Iterm.app (press right mouse and choose "Show package content" if in Finder) Content/Resource/

IBarCursor.tiff and IBarCursorXMR.tiff are the cursor images. You can replace or delete them.

  • Note that depending on the user's version of OS X/macOS and the way the application is designed and published, modifying the contents of the .app package may render it unable to run as it will no longer be a signed bundle. – tubedogg Sep 28 '16 at 2:57
  • Not the case. Replace safely. – BbIKTOP Sep 28 '16 at 3:02
  • If I'm not mistaken, the authentication for apps is something stored in PRAM or NVRAM and only checked the first time it's opened. I only say that because resetting those seems to trigger all of those warnings again. – krs013 Apr 2 '17 at 3:02

The behavior is inconsistent between window mode and full screen mode, but this is not something that is configurable. You would probably have to submit a feature request to get this changed.

  • Yeah, I figured this wouldn't be possible using iTerm configs. Alternatively, is there a way I can just disable the pointer when in iTerm? – n0pe Feb 15 '13 at 21:58

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