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Use an OpenGL app to speed terminal sessions Apps
Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but, if you find that the terminal in OS X is too slow for you, then you might want to check out GLTerm. This is a fast, no frills terminal for OS X that will allow you to work at the speed you want.

Give it a try! Now that I have used it I don't think I will ever go back. This is not a paid endorsement.

[Editor's note: GLTerm uses OpenGL to render a predefined selection of font sizes very very quickly. I tried it, and it's definitely FAST. However, I've gotten used to my semi-transparent terminal, and would find it difficult to give up this (trivial yet valuable to me) feature. GLTerm does not currently offer transparency (a future update, perhaps?), but it is incredibly fast and well worth a look.]
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F keys and mouse :-)
Authored by: reippuert on Nov 28, '01 11:28:46AM

I can only agree with you that this is a very nice app. I t includes two major functions not curently pressant in terminal.app:

F keys
Mouse support.

in mc (midnight comander) there is support for both, however i can't get the pull down menus to work in emacs (both apples and xemacs from fink)



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Not really menus
Authored by: Cadre on Nov 28, '01 12:36:33PM

The menus you see in emacs and xemacs while within a shell aren't really menus at all. They don't do anything. They are a figure head line that's only purpose is to take up space.

Stick the following line in your dot emacs file (~/.emacs) to recover this lost line of space.

(menu-bar-mode (if window-system 1 -1))

That line will turn the menubar off if you are within a shell, and turn it back on if you were to have emacs connect to an X server.



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Not really menus
Authored by: rushmoom on Nov 29, '01 10:54:10PM

You're kidding, right? Have you ever used the X version of emacs? They're definitely menus.



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