Quake Style Drop Down Terminal for Windows

I was used to the convenience of drop-down terminals like Visor in Mac or Yakuake in Linux and needed something similar in Windows.

It turns out, it is possible to achieve almost the same effects in Windows with the use of 2 tools.

  • AutoHotkey –¬†¬†lets you run scripts triggered by hotkeys anywhere in Windows
  • Console – is a terminal app that lets you run a custom shell with no title bar, no borders, transparency etc.

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Quake Style Drop Down Terminal for Mac

Update: Visor Terminal is now TotalTerminal. It’s a lot easier to configure so you can just download TotalTerminal and perform the steps below starting at 6.

The Visor Terminal, one of my most used hack-features. This guide helps you put your Mac Terminal to the zenith of usability and convenience.

Visor Terminal

Visor Terminal

The drop-down Quake-style terminal window is extremely convenient to run commands without disrupting the current workflow. Unfortunately the default install is very messy. It needs an open terminal program running in the background which can’t be closed and takes up valuable Dock space. Read More…

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