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Does this work in a default install?
Authored by: babbage on Apr 09, '01 05:25:40PM
I haven't installed the developers tools cd -- not much room on my hard drive & I've read horror stories about it taking hours & hours only to not work in the end. On my system, my /System/Library/Preferences directory doesn't seem to have anything about the terminal, though I do have a ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Terminal.plist file. My understanding is that this "defaults" command is a tool for editing the XML configuration files, yes?

Assuming that is the case, I'm poking around the plist file but I don't see anything useful about opacity. I *do* see how to override your default shell (hmm, I've been meaning to learn zsh...), but that's for later.

Do you need to have something like the devel tools disc installed to mess around with terminal transparency settings, or am I just not looking in the right places?

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Does this work in a default install?
Authored by: robg on Apr 09, '01 05:49:46PM

Yes, just type the command at the terminal...

Also, you can change the shell in the prefs for the terminal; no mucking about in files required!

-rob.



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Does this work in a default install?
Authored by: babbage on Apr 09, '01 06:13:06PM
Ahh, of course. And of course I didn't actually try running the command to see what would happen... :)

Oh well, cool trick, I definitely like this. Thanks!

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Does this work in a default install?
Authored by: achterberg on Nov 27, '01 08:22:50AM

Try the program Tinkertool.



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