On on eof my servers, every time that I launch terminal, it resets to the factory settings, and the factory themes. I have done all of the following: Create custom theme (Theme.terminal) Import Theme.terminal Select Theme.terminal Set Theme.terminal as default. Open a Terminal window (the settings work). Exit Terminal, and relaunch: Settings revert, and Theme.terminal is absent; needs to be imported again. I further have opened Terminal.app, and navigated to the path: Terminal.app/Contents/Resources/Initial Settings/ In that directory, I have added Theme..terminal, but it is still not in the list of themes. I then replaced basic.terminal with a (renamed) Theme.terminal. This has no effect. Does anyone have any suggestions in order to permanently add a theme file, or what plist keys to edit, in order to add one? Perhaps some plist file has incorrect permissions attributes? Is this a known bug? The specific Terminal version is 2.0.2.