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10.3: A fix for a tiny Terminal window Apps
From the Apple Discussions site comes a fix for a postage-stamp sized Terminal window...

Problem: When I open the Terminal app, the window consists only of the upper most left button and a portion of the title bar ("very" tiny). I can't maximize the window and if I close it to open another, I get the same thing. I tried ditching my prefs, but still no joy.

Solution: The default font in Terminal is Monaco. If it's turned off, you get the small tiny window.

[robg adds: One downside of Font Book's easy font management for users is that I think we'll see more of this type of thing happening as they experiment with disabling fonts they just "don't use" or "don't like." My advice: leave the Apple-installed fonts alone, as you can never tell what will happen when they're disabled...]
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10.3: A fix for a tiny Terminal window
Authored by: olwylee on Nov 14, '03 10:31:48AM

I know I have mentioned this Application/PreferencePane a couple of times but it seems fitting that after reading 2 hints about disabling fonts and the problems it creates I should bring this up again

*Diablotin* It's a PreferencePane that allows you to turn certain system features on and off. It has a Fonts catagory. One really nice feature of this little gem is that it displays an X beside any font that is installed outside the users home folder.

It also allows the user to display or not display items from the /System/Library/. By choosing not to display the /System/Library/, you ultimately avoid disabling anything thats absolutely needed by the OS.

Give it a try, it works just fine in Panther.



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