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Terminal window size odd bug
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firefly
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Jun 15, 2007, 12:59 AM
 
Hello all. Terminal.app has a problem on my Mac, where the window is resized impossibly small and I can't for the life of me get it back so it's usable:



Tried 'Return to Default Size' under window menu, and deleting .plist (prefs).

Any ideas?
     
besson3c
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Jun 15, 2007, 01:24 AM
 
If deleting your plist files doesn't work, I'd suggest using iTerm, at least temporarily until you can figure this out. It's a much better terminal app that Apple's terminal anyway, IMHO.
     
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Jun 15, 2007, 04:22 AM
 
That is actually caused by a font issue IIRC. I believe it happens when you are missing one of the system fonts or it is conflicting with another font on the system (Helvetica is the likely culprit). However, this is from hazy memory of seeing the issue on the forum several years ago.

Try searching the Apple support docs as it likely has a KB doc on it.
     
firefly  (op)
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Jun 15, 2007, 04:54 AM
 
I think you're right. I've had loads of confusion with fonts, which I ended up disabling nearly all of to stop Word taking ten years to load. I'll have a play around later but thanks - didn't make that connection.
     
   
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