Where does terminal / OS x pick this up from? It used to display 'JonLaptop' the name of my laptop, but for some reason it doesnt any longer! EDIT: To expand a little more.... How does OS X decide what goes there automatically? The reason I'm asking is that I'm using synergy and with OS X seemingly changing the terminal name on random I was always having problems connecting to my mac from my pc. Code: section: screens JonLaptop: JONBPC: meta = alt end That was my initial set up and it all worked fine. Over the past couple of weeks i've had to add this as a result of the different names that appear in the terminal screen. Is this normal? Is there anyway for me to get it to stick to one? Code: section: aliases JonLaptop:#As set in sharing preference pane JonLaptop.lan #As set in sharing preference pane JonLaptop.local #As set in sharing preference pane Unknown-00-19-e3-37-8b-0c.lan #Macbook mac address Unknown-00-19-e3-37-8b-0c #As set in sharing preference pane 192.168.1.108 #Static IP on my lan Jonny #SMB Sharing name Jonny.lan #SMB Sharing name end Also what's with the .lan and .local bits?