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Terminator is a little project to produce an efficient way of filling a large area of screen space with terminals. The user can have multiple terminals in one window and use key bindings to switch between them.

Terminator is more than an alternative to the regular default terminal application. It allows you to split the terminal window in two or more terminals.


Installing Terminator

You can install Terminator via the Ubuntu Software Center. You can also use the button at the beginning of this post.

To install via terminal:

sudo apt-get install terminator


You can customize Terminator in many ways. Use the preferences menu to do so.

I really like crunchbang Terminator looks, so I used the config file from that distro in my machine.

You can use it to by going into ~/.config/terminator/config and replace all the text with:

 title_transmit_bg_color = "#000000"
 title_inactive_bg_color = "#000000"
 hide_window = <Shift><Control>a
  scrollbar_position = hidden
   palette =  "#000000:#cc0000:#4e9a06:#c4a000:#3465a4:#75507b:#06989a:#d3d7cf:#555753:#ef2929:#8ae234:#fce94f:#729fcf:#ad7fa8:#34e2e2:#eeeeec"
  background_darkness = 0.769574944072
  scrollback_lines = 5000
  use_system_font = False
  cursor_color = "#d8d8d8"
  foreground_color = "#d8d8d8"
  scroll_on_output = False
  show_titlebar = False
  color_scheme = custom
  font = Monospace 9
  background_color = "#252627"
  scrollback_infinite = True
   type = Terminal
   parent = window0
   type = Window
   parent = ""