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December 16, 2003

Background Image Makes iTerm Slooooow

Have been scratching my head over this one for awhile. Ever since I upgraded to Panther and got new versions of the core applications have noticed that iTerm shell is really slow, serious delay in keystrokes. It didn't seem to happen in xterm or emacs on connections to the same server so I suspected something with iTerm.

I customized a few of my iTerm bookmarks and got rid of the background image, which significantly improved the keystroke response. Stick the image back on and we're slow again.

iTerm 0.7.8 (B) has a background image on by default. Unless you are trying to simulate the modem-users experience I recommend turning off the background image.

Posted by mike at December 16, 2003 4:50 PM