In this article, we'll show you how to open the Terminal utility on a Mac computer. Terminal allows you to view and adjust operating system settings using text commands.
Method 1 of 2: Using Finder
Step 1. Click on the Finder icon in your dock
You can recognize Finder by the square icon with a smiley in two shades of blue.
You can also open Finder by clicking on your desktop
Step 2. Click on Go in the menu bar
This is at the top of the screen.
Step 3. Click on Utilities
You can also use the key combination ⇧ Shift+⌘+U
Step 4. Scroll down and double click on Terminal in the 'Utilities' window
Now a Terminal window will open.
Method 2 of 2: Using Spotlight
Step 1. Click on the Spotlight icon
That's the magnifying glass in the top right corner of the screen.
You can also press ⌘+space
Step #2. Start typing terminal in the search box
Continue typing until you see the Terminal icon appear.
Step #3. Double click on Terminal
A Terminal window will now open.