Transparent Terminals

gcalamont

Registered
Can someone please tell me how to set the transparency in Terminal?
 

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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