- Download iTerm from http://iterm.sourceforge.net/.
- iTerm's configuration interface is not very friendly. The traditional "Cmd + ," only gives you limited control. "Cmd + I" shows you some limited settings of the current session and allows you to "push" these settings to the default settings. "Option + Cmd + B" shows you all profiles, and allows you to change them. Although they appear powerful, I am unable to perform some very common tasks such as changing my default display profile to the preset "Dark background" instead of "Light background".
- Fortunately, iTerm puts all its configurations in ~/Library/Prefernces/net.sourceforge.iTerm.plist. Therefore, we can use any plist editor to change it in a low-level way. For example, in order to change the default display profile to the preset "Dark background", change Root/Bokmarks/Entries/0/Data/Display Profile to be "Dark Background".
- To make iTerm to work with 256 colors, change the terminal type in the default terminal profile to be "xterm-256color". Note: I haven't tried other types, but this one just works.
Setup Vim themes:
- Please refer to Color Sampler Pack. Basically, it installs Vim scripts in the .vim directory, each of which represents a Vim theme. You could also change these scripts to make it suitable for your own use.