So I’ve gotten used to the
Quake-style terminals on my Ubuntu Fedora work laptop over the past couple of months, and I thought about setting up a similar dropdown terminal on my Macbook.
In this post, I’d like to go through the process of configuring your iTerm2 to emulate this behaviour.
Start by going to
Keys in your iTerm2 menu,
and in the
Hotkey section on the lower left, tick the checkbox that says
Show/hide iTerm2 with a system wide hotkey. I use
F12. And you’re done! You now have a Quake-style terminal on Mac OSX with minimal effort.
With default settings, the
Hotkey Profile window will stretch across the top of the screen, and the hotkey will drop the window down from the top, complete with animation.
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