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You can make terminal windows transparent by adjusting the opacity of the window background colour in Preferences – somewhere around 80% should work well. You can adjust the blurring level with the command:
defaults write com.apple.Terminal 'Blurminal Radius' -float 1.0
1.0 is the default – higher means more blur (you’ll need to restart Terminal.app for the changes to take effect).
I’m actually finding it very nice – it lets me use transparency without it getting in the way, but it’s there when you need it (say, to copy something from a browser window underneath).
Thanks to Alex Ross for the request, and the great name.
QuickLook in TextMate
This is a TextMate plug-in which allows you to QuickLook items in your project, either by selecting the item(s) you want to preview and using QuickLook from the context menu, or pressing
⌥␣ when the project drawer has focus.
TextMate in QuickLook
This is a TextMate plug-in and a QuickLook generator which renders QuickLook previews (for certain filetypes) using the TextMate syntax highlighter. Currently it’s configured to highlight Perl, PHP, Ruby, Shell, C headers and Obj-C(++). Note: this effectively sets up TextMate as a server for the syntax highlighting, so it won’t work unless TM is running (QuickLook will just fall back to the standard preview if it’s not).
The QuickLook generator will be automatically installed by the plug-in the first time it loads. Hopefully QuickLook will notice and start using it right away, but if it doesn’t you can try running
Needless to say, both these plug-ins are Leopard only.
ReMate is a TextMate plugin which can be used to disable the automatic project tree refresh when the application regains focus (for using SSH-FS etc.).
This version works differently:
There is now a Configure ReMate option found on the Window menu – this lists volume names with a checkbox next to each for enabling/disabling automatic refreshing for projects in that volume. A volume will be added to the list the first time a project is created from files on it (i.e.
/Volumes/Volume Name); automatic refreshing is disabled for new volumes by default.
You can refresh an individual project manually by clicking the gear icon at the bottom of the project drawer and selecting “Refresh Project Files”
This version is a Universal build
Download here, extract it and double-click to install.
Thanks to Tobias Muellerleile for testing.
I upgraded to Leopard a couple of days ago, and was reminded how hard it is to read the default blue colour in Terminal on a black background. Mike Solomon’s TerminalColors was written for Tiger’s Terminal and so doesn’t work with Leopard, so here is my SIMBL hack for Leopard’s Terminal – it allows customisation of ANSI colours on a per-profile basis
Restart Terminal and click the
More…button in the Text tab of Settings
Here is a really tiny plugin which just makes the project drawer display tooltips for long items:
The tooltip only displays if the item is truncated, so they don’t get in the way unnecessarily
Update: In Leopard, truncated items in lists are automatically given a nice tooltip with the full content – if you’ve upgraded and want to remove this plug-in so you don’t get 2 tooltips then you can just delete
~/Library/Application Support/TextMate/PlugIns/TooolTips.tmplugin and restart TextMate
This is one for bundle developers – it allows you to use the ⌃⌘T “Select Bundle Item…” mechanism inside of the bundle editor.
Selecting an item will expand the item view and select the corresponding item, and focus the relevant editor field. It also extends the search to show languages too.
Someone on the TextMate mailing list asked if there was a way to have the project outline show Finder colour labels, so here’s a plug-in to do just that.
Get it here
- Now uses a 70% opactity for the colours to make the labels less overbearing, and draws with a gradient
- Fixed a crash bug
- Added label setting
You can now set the opacity level for the label colours manually, using this command:
defaults write com.macromates.textmate "TMLabels Opacity" 0.2
0.2 is the opacity you want (0 - 1: 0 is fully transparent, 1 is solid).
Here’s a plug-in for TextMate which indicates the Subversion status of files in your project drawer.
Download it here. Simply extract and double click the SVNMate.tmplugin to install it into TextMate (you’ll need to restart TextMate for it to load).
Update: There is a problem with this plug-in right now and I forgot to remove the download link, apologies to anyone who’s been trying to get it work. In short, the problem is that it requires the Subversion libraries, but they can’t always be found. I’m trying to get them linked statically with the plug-in instead (so that the libraries are included). I’ll post an update or an alternate fix soon.
Update: After much blood, sweat and tears I’ve finally got a statically linked Universal build. I hope The download link above is back up, and is the new version. If you experience any problems with the new build (or if you don’t!), drop me a comment below.