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Warning: in MacOS X (10.2), this hack breaks the terminal
Authored by: Berkana on Oct 15, '02 02:38:42AM

I attempted to use this hack on the terminal in MacOS 10.2. DON'T DO THIS!!! (you can change the transparency in the Windows Settings item in the Terminal menu. Select "colors" and set the transparency from there.

The terminal became transparent, but as soon as I tried to open another terminal window, it caused a major screen redraw error: the bottom half of my screen went black, and displayed weird colorful barcode like patterns. When I opened new windows and resized the dock, or did anything that involved screen redrawing, the part of the screen that was redrawn went back to normal.

I couldn't find anything that would fix it at first, so I reinstalled my whole system using the "archive and reinstall" option on the MacOS 10.2 disks. Reinstalling didn't do anything!

Finally, my friend found out the trick that worked from a FAQ written by Bob Levitus. Go to your home directory, and from there go to your library/preferences/com.apple.Terminal.plist. Move "com.apple.Terminal.plist" to the trash, log out, log in, and start the Terminal again. It will rebuild the preference list for the terminal, and all will be well again.



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Warning: in MacOS X (10.2), this hack breaks the terminal
Authored by: giaguara on Nov 29, '02 10:36:16PM

i have 10.2.2 (or 10.2.3 devp.) and this does not make it crash. maybe they have fixed it with .2 update.



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