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Changes in 2014

New in 20141210:

  • Terminal view cursor shape now includes a solid disk while in line-input mode (for example, when remote log-in programs ask for a password).
  • The default setup for terminals now specifies exactly the same control-key mappings as the Apple Terminal. This does not change very much (primarily the status character, control-T) but it may affect the behavior of applications in the terminal.

New in 20141029:

  • Fixed system Full Screen mode to explicitly ignore Apple's standard Escape key mapping (that way, applications such as text editors that give special meaning to Escape will continue to behave as expected instead of causing Full Screen to end).

New in 20141028:

  • Terminal windows now support the system-wide Full Screen mode by default. In this mode, terminals each become available separately in Mission Control and they can be selected using standard swipe gestures.
  • Preferences window Full Screen pane now has an option to use the original Full Screen behavior instead of the OS X system-wide Full Screen mode. Each scheme has its advantages. The custom mode is faster and it has options that cannot be applied to the system default (such as the setting to always show the menu bar). The OS X approach is slower due to animation but it allows all windows to become Full Screen in Mission Control and it allows terminals to be selected using normal swipe gestures. Generally, desktop users will probably prefer the original scheme and laptop users will probably prefer the system-wide scheme.
  • Preferences window Full Screen pane no longer offers a "Superfluous graphical effects" mode because this was never implemented and the space has been used for the new setting above.
  • The "Enter Full Screen" command is now window-specific (moved to the View menu) so this command will no longer change windows on multiple displays at the same time. Its key equivalent has also changed to the standard control-command-F sequence.
  • Preferences window Workspaces pane "Automatically enter Full Screen" setting is now applied to each window in the Workspace (up to 10). This means that when the Workspace is spawned, every window in the Workspace will go Full Screen in Mission Control (if OS X default mode is selected).

New in 20141026:

  • Fixed possible crash in Preferences window Sessions pane Resource tab (and Custom New Session sheet) when using the "Remote Shell…" feature.

New in 20141024:

  • Minor font updates in a few areas to look at home on Mac OS X Yosemite.

New in 20141017:

  • Minor artwork updates to look at home on Mac OS X Yosemite.

New in 20141013:

  • Fixed bugs in Service "Open Folder in MacTerm", added some flexibility and reduced the probability that a reference would incur a delay from the system.

New in 20140929:

  • Service "Open Folder in MacTerm" is now more intelligent: if you have selected a file or bundle icon in the Finder, the new shell will target the parent directory of the file instead of failing entirely.

New in 20140909:

  • Full Screen icons have been redesigned.

New in 20140901:

  • The "move terminal cursor" mouse pointer shape has been completely redesigned for terminal windows. (This cursor appears when holding down the command and option keys.) The new pointer displays a cursor rectangle with triangle arrows on all sides, and it has a more detailed appearance on Retina displays.

New in 20140817:

  • Fixed a possible crash when opening the Preferences window.

New in 20140712:

  • Fixed a developer-ID issue that could prevent MacTerm from opening by default on some Macs.

New in 20140711:

  • New low-level session preferences "data-receive-when-idle" and "data-receive-when-in-background" can be used to automatically enable one of the event handlers in the Terminal menu at the time a session begins (that is, the items "Notify on Next Activity", "Notify on Inactivity (After Delay)" and "Send Keep-Alive on Inactivity"). See the Help page "low-level settings" for details on these preferences and the string values that they may have. A future version of MacTerm may integrate these into the Sessions preferences panel.

New in 20140709:

  • Find dialog now has a simpler design that directly shows its scope and case-insensitivity options.

New in 20140606:

  • Fixed a possible hang at launch time by adopting a newer version of the Growl framework.

New in 20140514:

  • Fixed possible crashes in terminal window implementation that were most likely to be encountered when switching applications.

New in 20140311:

  • Fixed Preferences window Formats pane (and similar sheet) so that changes to the system Fonts panel will take effect even if the panel is displayed by using the font size button. Previously, although both the font and size buttons would cause the system Fonts panel to appear, the Fonts panel would only function correctly if the font button was used to display the panel.
  • The "I-beam" mouse pointer for terminal windows now contains a small middle bar to match the system version and make it slightly easier to find the mouse click location.

New in 20140118:

  • Preferences window (unreleased Cocoa version, not enabled by default yet) now contains a search field that helps you to find panels and tabs by matching settings against key words.

New in 20140101:

  • Minor animation optimizations.