Is there a way to see only the viewport for terminal (Mac OS X 10.8.4)? (That is, can I hide the open/close/minimize buttons.)

The need is for more for a visual desire than a practical one. I'm working on a command-line tool and I want to hide everything else for the user.

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    Which terminal? Any? What window manager and desktop environment? (xwinman.org)
    – Runium
    Jun 4, 2013 at 23:14
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    The user can do this themselves. I don't see why you should force it on them for purely aesthetic reasons.
    – Wutaz
    Jun 4, 2013 at 23:31
  • @Sukminder Mac OS X 10.8.4, the basic terminal. Jun 5, 2013 at 21:40
  • @Wutaz I mostly agree with you. I still want to know how to do it. :D Jun 5, 2013 at 21:42
  • @cathy.sasaki: Sorry. Have no OS X to play with here, – so not much help I can offer. Had a quick search and it does not look to promising unless you write your own version of Terminal. Use the term "title bar" when you search. E.g. os x hide title bar.
    – Runium
    Jun 7, 2013 at 22:11

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This can be Configured via Compiz


Requires CompizFusion that is come preinstalled if you are running Ubuntu Gutsy or Hardy. If your computer does not supports Compiz, you can follow the method here

  • I'm on OS X not Ubuntu and don't have apt-get. Anything I can do? Jun 5, 2013 at 21:52

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