Visor

Version: 2.2 || Release Date: 2009-09-26 || License: BSD License Developer: BinaryAge | App Owner: dr_win

Visor for OSX provides a systemwide terminal window accessible via a hot-key, much like the consoles found in games such as Quake.

Visor provides a systemwide terminal window accessible via a hotkey, much like the consoles found in games such as Quake. Visor requires elements of Quartz only found in 10.4. Visor is compatible with 10.4 and higher only.

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I switched from using Visor to just making a hotkey trigger in Quicksilver for 'Terminal.app' 'Toggle Application'.

aha. A "touch Terminal.app" did the trick. Damn caches.

Stridey, I could not get that trick to work :( Added
<key>LSUIElement</key>
<string>1</string>
at the bottom of the <dict> tag, but the terminal.app icon still shows up. Any tips?

Cool. Very cool.
Although for some reason, irssi sessions running in this get mangled.

I would like to be able to use just tilde to pull it down, but I guess I have to use option-tilde - it won't let me have no modifier keys.

Oh, and when you accidentally pull it down, when you're not expecting it, and see the darkness scrolling down, you might mistake it for a kernel panic :)

Here's a fun trick. If you want to keep terminal from coming to front when you invoke visor, give Terminal.app/Contents/Info.plist an LSUIElement of 1. Then it'll be as if the terminal app doesn't exist (for the UI), only Visor. You can still quit it with Activity Monitor if need be, but it won't shot up on the dock, and won't get the menu bar.

It's from the developer of Quicksilver. You should be downloading it already. Actually, it's pretty nice for light, intermittent terminal use.

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