Dark Terminal Magic
hans at fugal.net
Wed Feb 13 17:43:35 MST 2008
Michael L Torrie wrote:
> Well I think you must be nuts too, since I've used iTerm continuously
> for several years now and never have seen that. :) On the other hand,
> iTerm is very slow, especially after using it for a couple of hours
> generating scroll-back history.
Well I am nuts, but that's beside the point. ;-)
> Leopard's Terminal.app is nicer now than it used to be, but the default
> page-up, page-down handling still makes it a no go for me. Scrollback
> in a terminal emulator should be shift-pageup and shift-pagedown,
> leaving the normal keystrokes for the app to process. There's nothing
> quite as annoying as editing some large file in an editor on
> terminal.app, and wanting to go up a page, only to have it scroll the
> buffer instead.
True, but it's fixable. Honestly, that had slipped my mind because I
fixed it once and then forgot about it. I had to change a slew of
settings in iTerm to get it the way I liked it too, so it's a fair
shake. Plus, I'm convinced iTerm's configuration dialogs were designed
by drunk monkeys.
Don't get me wrong, I love iTerm. I would have most certainly gone
insane without it on Tiger. As it was I only most probably went insane.
But as with so many other OSS or otherwise programs that I love, I
recognize its warts for what they are and I don't hold punches.
Hans Fugal ; http://hans.fugal.net
There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the
right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach
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