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TotalTerminal provides a systemwide terminal window accessible via a hotkey, much like the consoles found in games such as Quake.

What's New

Version 1.5:

  • Compatibility with OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • Double-tap activation via modifier keys reimplemented
  • Old ShortcutRecorder code replaced with MASShortcut library
  • Sharing more code with TotalFinder for easier maintenance
  • Not forcing Terminal icon in the Dock after more...


  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Hachepunto Member IconReview+13

Very fun!

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Version 1.4.11
Techboy Member IconComment+8

The link currently downloads the older 1.2.8 version.

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Version 1.4.10
Just-Mac Member IconComment+20

Well, iTerm looks functional, and kudos for maintaining a free app...
...but the reverse video display (Black background) is really stinks and annoying to me, this looks from another age...
I DON'T want anything looking like a DOS window (yuck!)
I understand some people are attached to this old look, but users should have choice.
I preferred to pay for Ionsole since it had color profiles and went for that instead.
I am not issuing a rating, this is just a comment

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Version 1.3

Oooops! Please DISREGARD my comment!
I got it all wrong, posted this on the wrong window, for the wrong app, and I cannot find how to edit my post. Sorry for the noise!

Willpower.art Member IconReview+0

excellet terminal tweak

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Version 1.2.3
El-Duderino Member IconComment+41

Really annoying bug with this and JiTouch.

When using TipTap to toggle through tabs in a web browser, every so often it'll open TotalTerminal instead of the next tab when you don't want it to. No way I can see of stopping it besides quitting Terminal when switching tabs in a browser. The issue really needs to be fixed.

(If JiTouch offered the flexibility of being disabled from certain apps, like BTT for example, then that would be a solution, but it does not, and BTT's TipTap isn't as good as JiTouch's.)

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Version 1.2.2
El-Duderino Member IconComment+41

Downloaded this having had the old Visor and thought .o0(I wonder if it's been updated to make Pin triggerable with a keystroke/gesture), initially pleased to see it in the preferences, but then tried it, didn't work and now "Pin", in the new supposedly improved version, isn't even selectable in the menulet at all meaning "Pin" has actually got worse in that it is unusable so, sigh, had better try to go back to the old version...

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Version 1.1.4
Negritude Member IconComment+1082

FYI, if you're still using Leopard, the older versions can be found here:


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Version 1.1
Shooters Member IconReview+69

Best terminal. Finally for Lion.

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Version 1.0
Arky Member IconComment+0

Great little app.

The Latest 2.2 zip file includes an year old old version.

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Version 2.2
Marecki Member IconComment+2

Works like a charm! I missed it a little after switching to SL.

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Version 2.1
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Version 1.5
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Version 1.4.11
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Version 1.3
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Version 1.2.3
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Downloads 23,890
Version Downloads 282
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 28 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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