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.

2 Answers 2


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
    Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 2:57
  • Not the case. Replace safely.
    – BUKTOP
    Commented Sep 28, 2016 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
    Commented Apr 2, 2017 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?
    – nopcorn
    Commented Feb 15, 2013 at 21:58

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