Transparent Terminals

gcalamont

Registered
Sorry for being so stupid, but could you please give some more detail as to what I would actually enter into Terminal?
 

themacko

Barking at the moon.
Open up the terminal, and click on Terminal > Preferences... then Text and Colors. Change the background color to something dark, like black and your text to a somewhat light color, like white or light blue (you can tweak the text color later, also). Close that terminal window and open up a fresh one.

Type this in:
defaults write com.apple.Terminal TerminalOpaqueness 0.8

You can change that 0.9 to anything between 0.0 and 1.0. I find that anything between 0.7 and 0.9 is pretty good. Close the entire Terminal application and restart it. Voila!
 

simX

Unofficial Mac Genius
There's a much easier way to make Terminal windows transparent, and you don't even have to use the Terminal to do it! ;)

Just download TinkerTool from www.versiontracker.com/macosx , and that has the function built-in to the preference pane.

Enjoy!
 

zots

Re-member
does anyone know where the defaults command is located? ie: ls is located in the root bin/.
 
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