Scrollbar preferences

When a lot of output is printed to your terminal screen, it can be helpful to have your terminal behave in a specific manner so that it is easier to work with.

Scrollbar visibility

You can disable the scrollbar:

  1. Select Edit ▸ Profile Preferences ▸ Scrolling.

  2. Uncheck Show scrollbar.

Your preference is saved immediately.

Scroll on output

You can lock scrolling so that it always shows the newest output while a command executes.

  1. Select Edit ▸ Profile Preferences ▸ Scrolling.

  2. Check Scroll on output.

Scroll on input

You can set the terminal to automatically scroll to the bottom of the window when you input text into the prompt.

  1. Select Edit ▸ Profile Preferences ▸ Scrolling.

  2. Check Scroll on keystroke.

Scrollback lines

You can limit the number of lines of terminal output which are stored in memory. You may want to do this if you rarely restart your terminal so that there is a limit to how much memory the scrollback can use.

  1. Select Edit ▸ Profile Preferences ▸ Scrolling.

  2. Check Limit scrollback to and enter a number of lines which is greater than 0 to limit scrollback.

  3. Optionally, you can click on + to increase and - to decrease lines.

Using unlimited scrollback can make your Terminal sluggish during scrolling!