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

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There is also an alpha release of iTerm2: code.google.com/p/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
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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: hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20081121083323825. I'd start by looking at the Terminal.app NIB here: /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/TTWindow.n‌​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
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Try LionScrollbars. It's the only thing that worked for me. Works like a charm under 10.8.2.

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