Getting a terminal window?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by davvanc, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. davvanc macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2015
    If I recall correctly, in El Capitan when you clicked on the Terminal icon in the dock, a shell window just opened up by default.
    Now in Sierra 10.12.4, I have to click on the Shell menu and select new.
    Is that a setting somewhere?
  2. BLUEDOG314 macrumors 6502


    Dec 12, 2015
    This isn't an issue for me. Perhaps try deleting ~/Library/Preferences/ and see what happens after a reboot.
  3. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    I get a window open automatically. Looking at the preferences, it looks like your choices on startup are to open a window or a window group-- I don't see a preference to not open anything. I agree with @BLUEDOG314, there's probably something wrong with your config.

    I've had problems with other applications opening windows off screen if I change between my laptop display, an external display, or dual display. Could that be happening?
  4. davvanc thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2015
    Tried that, no change. Even tried rebooting from a backup El Capitan partition, same thing happens. It is not a big deal as clicking on the Shell/New Window menu opens up a window.
    Still, something isn't right. :apple::(:apple:
  5. mfram macrumors 65816

    Jan 23, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    Are you actually quitting with Apple-Q or are you just closing the terminal window? Closing the terminal window will not quit
  6. davvanc thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2015
    Of course, I am actually quitting the app, with Apple-Q. The issue is it does not respect its own prefences, ie., to open a shell window by default on startup.
    Happens in both El Cap and Sierra.

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