How to Configure ITERM2 has Guake Style Terminal on Mac OS X
I have installed iTerm2 on my new Mac Book Pro and was hoping I’d have something like guake (Yes I just switched from Debian). I mapped the hotkey to a button of my choice and it works fine, but I miss the slide-down-from-top animation like I had in Debian. To configure ITERM2 to works Guake I had to do this:
You can use iTerm2’s system-wide hotkey with the Hotkey Window profile to do this.
In iTerm2 preferences, click on the “Keys” tab. In the bottom left, under “Hotkey”, check “Show/hide iTerm2 with a system-wide hotkey” and assign the hotkey you’d like to use.
Check the “Hotkey toggles a dedicated window with profile:” option and choose “Hotkey Window” in the popup menu below (should be selected by default).
With default settings, the Hotkey Profile window will stretch across the top of the screen, and the hotkey will drop the window down from the top, complete with animation.
You can customize the settings for the “Hotkey Window” profile under the “Profiles” tab. To make it look like a Quake drop-down terminal, you can use similar “Window” preferences