Terminal Window Nothing But a Close Button

Discussion in 'Apple' started by google, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. google

    google Guest

    I'm running OS X 10.3 on a mac mini and my Terminal is screwed up! The
    windows are as small as they can be. They can't be maximized or
    resized. The window preferences show the window size is set to 255
    columns by 5 rows. Changing this has no effect. I have tried trashing
    my comp.apple.terminal.plist file and then restarting Terminal but it
    doesn't help. The windows are just as tiny. Any ideas?
    google, Feb 21, 2006
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  2. You are missing a font, or the font is messed up somehow. I'm pretty
    sure the solution is on Apple Support and/or MacOSXHints. Sorry, can't
    recall the solution.
    void * clvrmnky(), Feb 21, 2006
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  3. google

    Warren Oates Guest

    Open up Font Book and enable the Monaco font.
    Warren Oates, Feb 21, 2006
  4. void * clvrmnky(), Feb 21, 2006
  5. google

    google Guest

    Nope. I already tried that solution (trashing the terminal preferences)
    and it didn't help me. Thanks, though.
    google, Feb 21, 2006
  6. google

    google Guest

    I'll take a look. I hadn't though of a bad/missing font. I'm going to
    explore that avenue. Thanks!
    google, Feb 21, 2006
  7. google

    Warren Oates Guest

    It's the font. It's a known "bug." Terminal needs to have Monaco
    installed; it's a venerable monospace System Font. You (or someone) must
    have deactivated it.
    Warren Oates, Feb 22, 2006
  8. google

    google Guest

    Good call. I installed the font and that fixed it. As "known" bugs go,
    this one was awfully evasive to my googling. Thanks for your help!
    google, Feb 24, 2006
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