Invisible Terminal window?

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  1. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all, hope this hasn't been asked before (i searched...). I am new to the Mac OS and I like the terminal. I have seen screenshots of people's desktops before where they have the terminal open, and the "window" around the terminal has been removed so that the text appears to float on the desktop. Not just turning up the transparency, but actually removing the window border. Anyone know how this is done? It is a neat effect.
     
  2. the7dwarfs macrumors newbie

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    I'm not too sure if this is possible with the standard terminal, at a guess I would say the screenshots you have seen are of people using ports of something like aterm or eterm. I think either one is capable of being both transparent and borderless.

    To get the OSX ports of aterm or etem first you need to install darwinports and then install one though that.
     
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  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Holy Frack! That is pretty darn nifty!
     
  5. rockstarjoe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Bingo! Thanks for your help :)
     
  6. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Go to Terminal > Window Settings > Color > Transparency. Easy.

    EDIT: Oh well, good for reference.
     
  7. billchase2 macrumors 68000

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    thanks for the tip. i didnt know that was there.
     

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