Terminal.app in OSX doesn't launch, help!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by halo26us, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. halo26us macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2007
    Hi, first time posting in this forum. I'm still a Mac newbie, but I have some experience with UNIX. I heard I can launch a Terminal window and run UNIX commands (Trying to recover some files from a damaged hard drive)

    But when I run Terminal.app from Application -> Disk Utilities and Click on New Shell. I get a tiny window, with only the x(close) button.... I can't resize or maximize the window...

    Any idea? Please help!! :confused:
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Odd...haven't heard of anyone with this problem in quite some time now. Anyway, the most frequent cause is that the Monaco font has somehow been turned off. Check Font Book to see if that's the case. What version of OS X are you using?


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