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The other day I've seen somebody use a MacBook. He had a pretty cool app that allowed him to have a terminal fly down from the top of his screen when pressing a key combo.

Do you know what that app is called? I forgot to write down the name.

He told me there was something similar for Ubuntu, but this was for the Mac.

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Visor

a system-wide terminal on a hot-key

It will basically show Terminal.app with a system-wide hot-key from wherever you are.


iTerm2

iTerm2 can also do that if you need a Terminal with a system-wide shortcut. It won't "fly down" though Apparently, it does fly down! iTerm2 has a bit more features than the default Terminal.app, so it's worth taking a look at it.

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+1, Visor is great. There's another SIMBL-Plugin which works well with Visor, imho a must have: https://github.com/dabeeeenster/TerminalTabSwitching - This allows you to switch tabs in terminal.app with CMD+1/2/3 etc. –  trurl Jul 8 '11 at 9:38
    
@trurl That's the number 1 feature I was missing from Terminal.app, thanks for adding this. –  slhck Jul 8 '11 at 9:40
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Wow! Thanks for your answer! iTerm actually does fly down, when you check the "HotKey toggles a dedicated window with profile". –  Sebastian Hoitz Jul 8 '11 at 9:42

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