For many years, there's been one app we all love in a certain way — the terminal.
From Linux to Mac OS X, our terminal has always been sexy and making other people envy by looking at it, and got asked many times to share our settings, so we decided to finally share it with you.
On most current Linux distributions, the terminal comes by default with a very similar look to what we use, but the Mac OS X has always looked very... unfriendly, which we don't like.
Here's a quick tutorial to make your Mac OS X terminal look as sexy as ours!
- Open Terminal (Using Alfred, Spotlight, Launchpad, or whatever you prefer)
- Click on Preferences (should open on Settings tab, if it doesn't, click it)
- Create a new theme (should look like the ugly white default one), name it whatever you want
- Change the font to "Monaco", 13pt.
- Change the text and bold color to white
- Click on the Window sub-tab, still inside the Settings tab
- Change the background color to black, with 65% opacity, and 20% blur
- Click on the Startup tab and make it open by default your new theme
- Close the preferences window and all open terminal windows, followed by ⌘Q
- Open a new terminal and behold your new theme!
Note: If the new theme doesn't open, try using the menu: Shell -> New Window -> select your theme