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WidgetTerm.... Terminal widget with fully functional terminal. The best way to use UNIX shell for a quick task.

This widget uses CocoaTechTerminal framework, which is based on iTerm, the open source terminal emulater in Cocoa.
What's New
Version 1.5:
  • Now works fine on 10.5 and 10.6.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later



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ver. 1.x:
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Dave H. commented on 29 Dec 2009
OMFG! WidgetTerm is back! All is right in the universe.
[Version 1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Aug 2005
Doesn't like resizing vertically when my system is under load. Doesn't redraw properly. However, resizing horizontally, then vertically, then horizontally seems to work :-)

I'd love to see this with "windowshade" style hiding. A bit like the dictionary/thesaurus widget.

Highlight=copy and middle-mouse=paste might be hard to implement, but would probably be the most welcome of all features. You'd steal a march on Apple's own Terminal.app if you did that :-)

Plus preferences to change font & point size, switch off cursor blinking, set terminal to a particular size, and change color (inc transparency) would be natty. White on black is fine for now. These preferences shouldn't necessarily come from the same place as Terminal.app - I might like a different background color and font here.

I'm definitely going to be using this for quick shell stuff. Thanks!
[Version 0.06]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Aug 2005
Thanks.
[Version 0.06]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Aug 2005
My opinions:

The bar should be at the top, not the bottom.

The bar is too big; it's just dead space.

The default terminal size is too small, and should be 80x24.

Font/color prefs would be nice. Perhaps as a start it could read the default profile from iTerm?


It's a good start, but it won't replace my terminal yet.
[Version 0.05]

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Hugin Project (developer) replied on 04 Aug 2005
>The bar should be at the top, not the bottom.
>The bar is too big; it's just dead space.

My basic idea is indeed to minimise the dead space. Since the resizer should stay bottom and I have to make enough space to drag around the widget, I decided to add the bar at the bottom with not too small but not too big size to grab.

>The default terminal size is too small, and should be 80x24.

Someone told me it's too big when I released earlier version. To myself too it was too big.

>Font/color prefs would be nice. Perhaps as a start it could read the default profile from iTerm?

Font and Colour will be the next major feature to be added. Pref related part is the exactly the one CocoaTechTerminal removed from iTerm in order to make the engine usable in other apps.

>It's a good start, but it won't replace my terminal yet.

It's been a good start indeed, but my goal is not a Terminal alternative at all. I'm not making full-featured terminal that runs on dashboard; I'm making fully-functional terminal that can quickly execute commands without launching Terminal.
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Anonymous commented on 05 Aug 2005
> > My basic idea is indeed to minimise the dead
> > space. Since the resizer should stay bottom
> > and I have to make enough space to drag
> > around the widget, I decided to add the bar at
> > the bottom with not too small but not too big
> > size to grab.

Can't you place the resizer at the bottom of the scrollbar without requiring a whole bar at the bottom? (Like iTerm or Terminal does...)

Personally, the "title" bar is at least twice as big as I need for it to be easily draggable. I agree that one is necessary, but could you use it to display some potentiall useful bit of information? (Like active process, shell, dimensions, line in buffer, load, etc. Or maybe the new terminal button.)


> > Someone told me it's too big when I released
> > earlier version. To myself too it was too big.

The unix standard is 80x24. some commands won't work with a narrower screen, and many won't display properly with a shorter one. Font prefs will allow a smaller window (if a smaller font is selected) and may make a "traditionally" sized terminal more acceptable.

Maybe a pref for default dimensions?


> > Font and Colour will be the next major feature
> > to be added. Pref related part is the exactly
> > the one CocoaTechTerminal removed from
> > iTerm in order to make the engine usable in
> > other apps.

Hm. It may be too much work, but any chance you could parse ~/Library/Preferences/iTerm.plist?

Thanks for your consideration!
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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Aug 2005
Excellent idea, great widget. Keep it up.
One question though: Is there a way to change the font?
[Version 0.05]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jul 2005
Excellent widget.

Command line on the Dashboard, very useful.

Sometimes quick tasks have to be done in the terminal, and the dashboard is convenient for such tasks.

Shame about the Ctrl-D bug, but I'm sure it'll be fixed quickly.

How about the ability to change background / font colours?
[Version 0.03]

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Anonymous commented on 23 Jul 2005
versus keeping terminal in the dock?
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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Jul 2005
Just don't hit ctrl-d :)
[Version 0.03]


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+90
Schmelding commented on 20 Jul 2005
Best widget idea. Ever.
[Version 0.03]


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gary2002 had trouble on 23 Jun 2009
My WidgetTerm has "broken".

All I see is the resize bar at the bottom of the widget, with the silver button on the left. There is no frame / window drawn for the widget, though when deleting the widget, the cross appears at an appropriate height above the resize bar.

However, the widget doesn't respond - not text input, no response from clicking the silver button, nothing. I've tried re-installing but to no avail.

Any ideas what could be wrong, or if there is a configuration file that is broken? This behavious is occurring across reboots as well.

Cheers! Gary
[Version 1.2]

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Hugin Project (developer) replied on 28 Dec 2009
1.5 should fix your problem.
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christefano had trouble on 16 Jun 2006
Where is the command history saved to? With Terminal, it's saved in ~/.bash_history, but for the life of me I can't find where CocoaTechTerminal (and iTerm and Path Finder) saves its history.

Other than this, it's a fine widget for quick command line tasks.
[Version 1.2]

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christefano commented on 18 Jun 2006
Neil answered my question at http://www.cocoatech.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7096

It turns out that history storage needs to be turned on first, which is done by adding HSTSIZE=1000 to .bash_profile
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Hugin Project (developer) replied on 03 Jul 2006
I think when you 'exit' or close the bash session, the history is updated. I thought the behaviour is same on Terminal.app too.
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Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Free
Date:28 Dec 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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WidgetTerm.... Terminal widget with fully functional terminal. The best way to use UNIX shell for a quick task.

This widget uses CocoaTechTerminal framework, which is based on iTerm, the open source terminal emulater in Cocoa.


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