iTerm2 is a real productivity boost for macOS users. There are numerous great features built in the terminal replacement. This article will explain how to configure the hotkey window iTerm is offering.

Over the past couple of weeks, I found myself using Ubuntu quiet often. Unfortunately, iTerm2 isn’t available for Ubuntu, but there is Guake which is another powerful terminal. The experience and integration Guake is offering for Linux distributions is amazing, Guake registers a global shortcut to easily open the terminal no matter where you’re currently working on.

The terminal instance slides down from the top of the screen and automatically receives the focus. Besides the nice integration, it’s also amazingly fast because the so-called Hotkey Window keeps it’s session alive. iTerm2 Hotkey Window is another great capability to increase your daily developer productivity. So you should check it out and give it a try, it’s worth it.

Open iTerm2 preferences using CMD+, and navigate to KEYS. In the bottom left corner all settings related to the HOTKEY WINDOW can be found. There is also a short video which demonstrates the entire configuration and even some more tweaks when it comes to Hotkey Windows.