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Is removing or modifying the chrome-bar (topbar) of an OS X window possible? The window in question is the window from Terminal.app.

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In Mac OS, we call that the "title bar". By the way, how are you planning to move the window without it? –  Spiff Apr 4 '10 at 19:56
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It's possible if you're developing your own application. If you're using someone else's then it's only possible if they wanted to make it possible.

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Can I just wrap the terminal in my own app? –  Moshe Apr 4 '10 at 19:40
No, you cannot. –  Hasaan Chop Apr 4 '10 at 20:46
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If you're looking for a chromeless Terminal window you may be interested in a program such as Visor - an application that allows you to show and hide a Terminal window whenever you want.

The other alternative is to modify Terminal.app but I would caution against it as the downsides outweigh any advantage but quite a fair margin.

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You may want to look into iTerm, if you haven't already. It's an open source OS X terminal app. I've looked into the source and it's pretty approachable if you've had a little Objective-C.

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