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I am rather new to Mac, but I am trying to get familiar with Terminal and I want to change its theme. I am a bit confused on how to go about installing Solarized themes I am seeing so much of around the net. I am able to get the theme installed for vim, but I want it for just my general terminal usage.

I see some suggesting to install SIMBL but then I read if you have Lion, SIMBL is not needed with the color support that it has.

And then I've seen a suggestion to just "double click" to install, I am not entirely sure what is meant to be double clicked, the Solarized Dark ansi.terminal file?

My concern is running something that I am not sure what it is going to do. So anyone who could shed some light on this process, that would be extremely helpful!

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Just open up terminal, go to the preferences and select the theme (the .terminal file)

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Running 10.8, Import... displays the .terminal file in light gray "unselectable" font. –  Chap Aug 25 '13 at 4:49
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Double-Clicking a .terminal file will not "run" anything, it will just install the configuration in Terminal. At the end you will get to the same result by double-clicking and by importing the settings from Terminal directly.

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You can configure a .terminal file to run a command after opening it, i.e. when you specify a command to run once opening a new tab or window in a theme's configuration the .terminal file inherits this. So it can and may run commands. –  erran Sep 16 '12 at 22:23
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