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One way to run a true full-screen terminal session Apps
If you want to use a Terminal application in full screen mode, you can try the free iTerm. Here's how I use it:
  1. Enable Spaces in the Exposť & Spaces System Preferences panel.
  2. Assign iTerm to Space 2.
  3. Once started, enter full screen mode with Command-Enter.
Once in full screen mode, you'll only see the menu bar if you mouse to the very top of the screen. As such, the following keyboard shortcuts are quite useful: Command-T for new tab, Command-Right (and Left) Arrow to switch between tabs; and Command-W to close the current tab. If you go to Bookmarks » Manage Profiles, you can change the fonts and backgrounds.
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One way to run a true full-screen terminal session
Authored by: kbradnam on Mar 11, '09 09:43:42AM

Spaces isn't necessary for this hint to work. If you only have one space, the cmd+enter launches iTerm into full-screen mode, but you still still use cmd+tab to switch to other applications.



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Another Way
Authored by: jediknil on Mar 11, '09 10:28:03AM

The Mega Zoom plugin by Ian Henderson (also free) will let you full-screen almost any window in almost any Cocoa app (including both TextEdit and the standard Terminal), with the same menubar hiding and such.



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One way to run a true full-screen terminal session
Authored by: rootryan on Mar 12, '09 08:23:42AM
Or type >console into the user area of the login window. Now THAT is full screen.

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One way to run a true full-screen terminal session
Authored by: taylorcc on Jun 04, '09 04:05:29PM

The >console login does not work for me under leopard. Is there something you did to get that to work?



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