Terminator allows you to open multiple terminal in a single window , each of these terminals are independent of other, and one can easily switch between these terminals by clicking on the terminal you want to use.
Terminator does not come pre-installed on Ubuntu, but is available in the repositories and can be easily installed by issuing the following command in the terminal window :
sudo apt-get install terminator
Once, Terminator is installed you can launch it from (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminator)
When you first launch Terminator , it looks like your normal Terminal window(by normal I mean without multiple terminals ). However , you can easily split this window into multiple terminals by either right clicking in the Terminator console and selecting one of the Split options or using the following shortcuts :
- Ctrl-Shift-O: split horizontally.
- Ctrl-Shift-E: split vertically.
- Ctrl-Shift-Q: exit terminator.
Terminator is an extremely useful application especially for programmers , or people who like typing in commands , using terminal and shell instead of using GUI.
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