Prompt can be customized to best suit your specific needs.
From the menu bar, click on Prompt > Settings, then click the desired tab at the top of the window.
New tabs open
Sets the new default tab type to Server List or Local Terminal.
Local terminals open
Choose if new local terminal windows open to the default working directory, or the same working directory as the last opened tab.
Enable or disable SSH debug logging for remote terminal connections.
Restores previously open windows and tabs when opening Prompt, independently of the system setting.
Send crash reports
Enables the ability to send crash reports to Panic for the purposes of improving Prompt.
Send anonymous usage statistics
When enabled, anonymous usage statistics will be sent to Panic for the purposes of improving Prompt.
Check for important announcements
Allows Panic to alert you about significant app updates, or issues that could impact functionality.
Choose the terminal type that will be used for remote and local sessions.
Specify the default shell used for local terminal sessions.
Use Option as Meta key
When enabled, the option key will send the
meta command in the terminal.
Allow Clipboard Writing
Enable/disables clipboard writing in the terminal.
Enables/disables URL detection in the terminal.
Enables/disables file name detection in the terminal.
Show Activity Indicator
Enables/disables the terminal tab activity indicator.
Prompt before closing remote terminals
When enabled, a confirmation alert will be displayed when closing a remote terminal.
Close local terminals when they exit
When enabled, local terminal windows will automatically close when they exit.
Use GPU acceleration
Enables/disables GPU acceleration in the terminal.
When closing local terminals
Choose under which circumstances a confirmation alert will be shown when closing a local terminal.
Specify if server icons are displayed using the “Purple” or “Classic” style.
Choose the font family, style, and size – or toggle font smoothing.
New Window Size
Sets the default dimensions of new windows, or have new windows inherit the previous size automatically.
Sets the vertical and horizontal spacing for your local and remote terminals.
Sets the padding for local and remote terminal windows.
Configure the Terminal beep to use auditory feedback, visual feedback, or a combination of the two.
Choose which items are displayed in the window title for the current terminal session.
- Working Directory
- Shell Name
- Active Process Name
- TTY Name
All items may not be available when using a remote terminal as they are dependant on your server configuration.
Enables activity indicators for backgrounded tabs.
Running Prompt on multiple Mac and iOS devices?
Panic Sync is the most secure and easy way to keep your servers, clips, passwords, and private keys
updated across your Mac and iOS devices automatically.
Choose if the Prompt window uses the same theme as the terminal, or an alternate theme of your choice.
Select a default terminal theme from the included options, or create and customize a new theme.
Prompt 3 comes with the following included themes:
- Panic Palette
- Solarized Dark
- Solarized Light
Choose which icon will be displayed in the Dock and App Switcher when Prompt is running.
Changing the icon shown in Finder is unsupported at this time due to App Store restrictions.
Create or modify the keyboard shortcuts Prompt sends when the terminal is focused.
To add a new shortcut, click the at the bottom of the window. To edit an existing shortcut, select the shortcut you would like to edit, then click the pencil icon.
Create or import SSH keys for connecting to remote Servers. Share them between your devices with Panic Sync.
To create or import a new key into the “Syncable SSH Keys” section, click the at the bottom of the window.
Remote SSH connections will also use default keys stored in
~/.ssh/config. Keys stored in these locations will not be synced with Panic Sync.
On supported Mac models, Prompt can store a single key in your Mac’s Secure Enclave. This key cannot be copied from your Mac and cannot be synced using Panic Sync.