Back before Leopard and the tabbed Terminal.app I was using iTerm. I iTerm, I did everything I wanted. Leopard came along and with it the new Terminal.app. Hello tabs. With this new tabbed Terminal.app I no longer needed iTerm. As time went on I had pretty much forgotten all about iTerm. Just the other day a friend tweeted about iTerm which made me download it and give it another try.
Things I love about iTerm.
- Fuzzy transparency for a background
- More of an Xterm like feel
Things I missed.
- Option + Delete = delete previous word
The option + delete may not seem like such a huge deal but I used it all the time. After a bit of googling I’ve found a simple way to make it work like it should.
Open the Manage Profiles window (Bookmarks -> Manage Profiles). Select the keyboard layout you use, and make sure +Esc is selected.