My Terminal.app Settings (2012 Version)

One of the most important parts of setting up a new computer (for a geek like me) is getting the Terminal set up right. I spend a lot of time there. I wrote about this in 2006, and I think it's time to update my Terminal setup notes for Lion.

I've noted the things I changed from the Terminal's default settings.

Terminal --> Preferences --> Settings:

  • Duplicate "Pro" to a theme called "Schof"
  • Make Schof the default

Terminal --> Preferences --> Settings --> Text:

  • Check "Antialias text"
  • Check "Blink cursor"
  • Font -> Monaco 12 pt.

Terminal --> Preferences --> Settings --> Window:

  • Background color to 100% opacity

Terminal --> Preferences --> Settings --> Shell --> "When the Shell Exits" select "Close if the shell exited cleanly."

Terminal --> Preferences --> Settings --> Advanced: Declare terminal as: "xterm-color"