minTTY: A usable terminal for Windows

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From time to time I get re-bound to an operating system that’s not my favourite: Windows. This time it’s in the Windows 7 incarnation. OK, I have to admit that there are some nice features, but that doesn’t really pays the bill of everything else I have to bear.

What I do at first is to install Cygwin which relieves the pain a bit. Still, I was not really satisfied with Windows command line based shell, it doesn’t feel right. There are so many rough edges that it’s no fun to use.

I tried the rxvt, but that superseeded by minTTY now and hosted at Google Code.

The .minttyrc allows to set the defaults:

BoldAsFont=0
ForegroundColour=0,0,0
BackgroundColour=255,255,221
OpaqueWhenFocused=0
Transparency=0
FontHeight=10
Rows=55
Font=Consolas
CursorType=0