A system-wide terminal accessible via a hot-key. TotalTerminal is a plugin for Terminal.app. It provides persistent Visor Window which slides down when you press a hot-key. Remember Quake Console?
TotalTerminal is no longer under active development
Recently changed its name to Total Terminal. Edits made to reflect this update.
It's a dropdown terminal, similar to Yakuake, but on OSX. It's fairly configurable. I can't find a way to make the dropdown bigger or smaller, it has fixed sizes such as full screen.
Most important thing: This is a hack/addon/replacement for Terminal. That is, it's hijacking Terminal and creating this behavior. You lose some normal Terminal behavior such as Windowed mode. I also can't seem to get colors back. So if that is against your wishes you might want to go somewhere else.
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