Terminator is a terminal emulator which supports tabs and multiple resizable terminal panels in one window. It is based on GNOME Terminal.
Install the terminator package. Install terminator-gitAUR for the latest (trunk) version.
See the man page or right click Terminator then click Preferences.
User-specific configurations can be found in
Terminator supports tabs. If their size is considered too big, GTK styling can be used in
~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css on 'notebook tab' and 'notebook tab button' to achieve the desired height and/or width.
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+Up Move to the terminal above the current one
Alt+Down Move to the terminal below the current one
Alt+Left Move to the terminal left of the current one
Alt+Right 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. 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
When 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.
Exec line and comment it out with
#. 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 desktop environment.
- Terminator - Official site
- https://github.com/gnome-terminator/terminator - GitHub