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Toggle terminal transparency via AppleScript
Authored by: GregChant on Aug 13, '04 12:55:26PM

I've come up with a better way:

tell application "Terminal"
	tell window 1
		if background color is "white" then
			set background color to {0, 0, 0, -25000}
			set normal text color to "white"
			set background color to "white"
			set normal text color to "black"
		end if
	end tell
end tell

This code will toggle between Black on White and White on Transparent Black. The -25000 refers to the transparency level: set it lower to increase the transparency (changing it by the thousands seems to make the only difference).

Caveats/"Features": The normal text color doesn't update until you start typing, and the text and the title bar gain shadows.

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