See the man page or right click Terminator and then click Preferences.
User-specific configuration can be found in
F11 Toggle fullscreen
Ctrl + Shift+ O Split terminals horizontally
Ctrl + Shift+ E Split terminals vertically
Ctrl + Shift+ W Close current Panel
Ctrl + Shift+ T Open new tab
Alt + ↑ Move to the terminal above the current one
Alt + ↓ Move to the terminal below the current one
Alt + ← Move to the terminal left of the current one
Alt + → Move to the terminal right of the current one
It is possible to start terminator with a random profile every time. To avoid unexpected behavior, you should start with a clean
[profiles] section. You can copy the one from this file: http://pastebin.com/gGvYH6zD. It contains many well-known color schemes. Copy its contents to your
config file, which is located in
cat your list of profiles to a destination of your choice.
cat $HOME/.config/terminator/config | grep -B 1 'background_color' | grep '\]\]' | tr -d '' > $HOME/.config/terminator/profiles
If you add more profiles in the future and would like to have them included in the startup pool, you will have to reissue the command above. You can create an alias.
You must now modify Terminator's desktop file so that it selects a random profile from this list at startup.
sudo nano /usr/share/applications/terminator.desktop
Exec line and comment it out with a
#. Add your own
Exec line as follows.
# Exec=terminator Exec=sh -c "terminator -p $( shuf -n 1 $HOME/.config/terminator/profiles )"
Save the file and restart your DE.
Bonus: Go to the terminator preferences and under the "keybindings" tab, take note of how to switch to the next profile. This way,if the profile Terminator has started with is not your liking, you can quickly change it.
Drag and Drop
The layout can be modified by moving terminals with Drag and Drop.
More key commands
Terminator also supports plugins. Please read Writing Terminator plugins for more details.