How to hard reset Mac Terminal Window

At times the Mac Terminal may become unresponsive, in such cases, you can do a hard reset of the Terminal Window as follows.

  1. Open the Terminal App.
  2. Now go to Menu: Shell.
  3. Select "Reset" or "Hard Reset" Option.
How to Hard Reset Mac Terminal Window

We can also make use of the keyboard shortcuts.

Reset: Option + Command + R

Hard Reset: Control + Option + Command + R

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on an M1 Mac running macOS Sonoma 14.0.

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