Saturday, March 21, 2009

Visor is my new best friend

Okay, so maybe it isn't my new best friend, but this is the first time I've mentioned it.  I've been using Visor for quite some time now, and every time I use it I fall even more in love with the tool.

From the Visor page: "Visor provides a a systemwide terminal window accessible via a hotkey, much like the consoles found in games such as Quake."

If you love the tool QuickSilver, and feel a little nervous when you don't have quick access to a command line (I get extremely nervous, personally), then this tool might just be for you.  It's easy to install, and once running, a quick press of CTRL+` brings down your console window:

Combine this with Screen and you'll practically never need a standard Terminal window again.  I used to have two or three Terminals open at all times, now I only ever open one if I really need a full screen console.  Being able to SSH into another machine and quickly change some settings was never easier now that my console is just a keystroke away! No more CMD-Tabbing, Exposè, or excessive mouse clicking.  It's quick and easy, and a must have for Mac users who are Terminal nuts.

Check it!

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