Saturday, December 18, 2010

visor: slideyouty windowy nifty thingy with simbl

Neato code for slide out terminal windows that follow you around! Michele put me on to this one, she has been going fairly hard core gangbusters on GNU Screen just recently. It is a lovely "hack" in the truest sense in that it extends the core functionality of a binary bundle, also put me on to SIMBLPlugins which are also fabulous! Here's what you need to get cracking:

http://visor.binaryage.com/

You also need SIMBL (also an awesome way to hack bundles. You can get an installer from here:

http://www.culater.net/software/SIMBL/SIMBL.php

Many more plugins are also available:

(http://code.google.com/p/simbl/wiki/SIMBLPlugins)

Once SIMBL is installed, (I needed a reboot to get mine to load) Then you can do this to install for everyone:
isrv: jcuff$ sudo cp -r ~/Downloads/Visor.bundle/ /Library/Application\ Support/SIMBL/Plugins/Visor.bundle

Restart terminal, and enjoy your new shiny visor goodness!




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