Increasing your productivity and your interest in using Terminal can be started from customizing and styling your Terminal.
Terminal Inspector will be needed to customize your Terminal. To show up Terminal inspector, you can either pressing Command-I when you’re inside Terminal or tracing through menu bar File → Show Info.
There are various settings can be applied to Terminal, such as Background Color and Font Color. Click on the pull down menu to see all the settings that can be made.
Setting 1. Shell
There are three options here. All of these options are applied when you logout from Terminal, i.e. the use of command
Setting 2. Processes
You should keep in safe zone by not tweaking around this pane. Maybe the setting you can change here is the prompt setting. If you enable it, Terminal will give you an alert when you closed the window, either with keystrokes Command-W or with command line
Setting 3. Emulation
Not much of changes can be made here. Perhaps, checkbox 2, Option-Click to position cursor, and checkbox 7, Visual bell, can be enabled. With visual bell, Terminal will give you alert by flashing the window while with audible bell, Terminal will alert you by making an alert sound.
Setting 4. Buffer
The default settings for buffer are already good enough. Buffer Size determines how many lines your Terminal can store previous commands.
Setting 5. Display
Cursor and Font can be styled here. Underline cursor and no anti-aliasing text are my favorites.
Setting 6. Color
Cursor, text and background color are set here. You also can set the transparency of the Terminal. There are also some of Mac predefined color selections, such as White on black.
Setting 7. Window
Terminal dimension and display title can be set here. For easier switch across many Terminal windows, the checkbox labeled Command key should be checked. This will display shortcut, like Command-1, to be displayed as title.
Setting 8. Keyboard
All the available keys for Terminal are stored here. You can also add new keystrokes for your Terminal.
Don’t forget to save your new Terminal styling.