How To Find the Terminal App in Mac OS X

Terminal app icon in Launchpad

The Terminal app icon in Launchpad

Terminal is the name of the command-line interface app to your computer. This app is all about text commands, but don’t be scared! With the right commands it’s hard to go wrong.*

  1. Open Finder at the very left of your Dock at the bottom of your screen.
  2. In the window that opens, find Applications in the sidebar.
  3. With Applications selected, open the Accessories folder.
  4. Click Terminal. There we are!

Alternatively, click Launchpad in your Dock and find Terminal there by searching for it (just start typing!) or finding the folder called “Other”.

The Terminal App on Mac OS X

What the Terminal app looks like when opened.

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*Caution/Disclaimer: It’s always a good idea to take a backup of your computer’s contents before you attempt to change any system files. Follow all advice in this article at your own risk.

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  1. Robt Muntean says:

    Thank you !

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