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Is there a way to get rid of the scrollbar in in SN (it worked with earlier versions of OSX, but so far I didn't get it working on 10.6)

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FYI: I've always wanted this myself, so I just took a quick look at the plist. No relevant option seems to be there. – Telemachus Aug 23 '10 at 0:08
This other question has a good answer without having to get a different product… – Hector Correa Aug 7 '14 at 21:15

iTerm is a free Terminal replacement for OS X and it lets you hide the scroll bar. Has a bunch of other features doesn't have as well (tabs, bookmarks, transparency, etc.).

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There is also an alpha release of iTerm2: – Telemachus Sep 4 '10 at 13:37
How stable is that release? I was looking at that the other day. The alpha tag scared me off. But I like the idea of switching to, supporting, a alt terminal that is actually developed. iTerm feels pretty much abandoned these days. – Ian C. Sep 9 '10 at 18:31

You can copy Terminal app from an old OS X version (source). You could also try editing the interface NIB file.

Edit: I'm not certain the NIB approach would work, but I think that is where interface elements are defined.

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I don't know anything about Cocoa apps. Care to share where an application's NIB file would live? Thanks. – Telemachus Aug 23 '10 at 0:10
NIB files can be edited as described here: I'd start by looking at the NIB here: /Applications/Utilities/‌​ib But as my edited comment suggests, this is just a guess and would be a considerable hack if it did work... – user31752 Aug 23 '10 at 0:38
I just took a look inside all of the nib files in the resource folder and none have a scrollbar. TTWindow just has a blank window and some menus... scrollbar is probably done programmtically. I don't know. – Vervious Aug 23 '10 at 1:01

Try LionScrollbars. It's the only thing that worked for me. Works like a charm under 10.8.2.

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As of OS X Lion 10.7 scrollbars can be hidden system-wide, including in Terminal, with

System Preferences > General > Show scroll bars

If you have a “touch” input device, like a trackpad or Magic Mouse, they are hidden by default.

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