After much resistance (given that I hate using anything but rxvt and, I’ve started using iTerm2 for a few things, mostly because:

  • It has a completely full-screen mode
  • It gets along well with tmux, which I’m starting to use to replace screen because it allows to have simple mouse support working through SSH.

That said, I find its handling of the alt key to be obnoxious and hate its default color and font schemes with a passion heretofore reserved to yacc, but using it fullscreen on two 23” displays together with tmux to manage a number of remote sesssions mostly works.

Checking for working mouse support

Run the following in a terminal window and check for output upon mouse click:

printf '\033[?1000h'; cat -vte