Mac OSX – perfect Terminal Settings

TerminalSeveral years I used the Terminals as it is. Some months ago I started configuring the Terminal settings and now it’s perfect.
To get the settings enabled for your terminal just download and install the free font and my terminal settings:



  1. SourceCodePro
  2. Settings.terminal
  3. To get the perfect font colors follow my article from 2010: ls –color unter Mac OSX / BSD Unix


  • Perfect font …
    • to get the differences between chars like l and I or O and 0
    • not to fat or thin
    • monospaced
  • Terminal windows in the background are translucent
  • Cursor is high visible
  • special window title
  • background color is a very eye friendly light grey (very close to white)


perfect Terminal