Termina(l)te your way in style

Usually I love to use guake as my terminal in gnome, as it quickly hides using the F12 key and you always have your terminal in reach.

When doing more server heavy tasks, I often end up having several tabs in guake which tends to be messy. In those cases I love to use Terminator – the ultimate Terminal.

Quickly installed using the following:

# Debian / Ubuntu
apt install terminator

# Arch Linux
pacman -S terminator

Then you can use the following keyboard shortcuts to easily spawn new terminals the GUI way, instead of using tmux.

Ctrl-Shift-E: will split the view vertically
Ctrl-Shift-O: will split the view horizontally
Ctrl-Shift-W: will close the view where the focus is on
Ctrl-Shift-Q: will exit terminator

As a good friend and I today noticed: using all those fancy commands like tmux directly might be faster, but sometimes the GUI way is easier and more intuitive.

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Kordian Bruck

I'm a TUM Computer Science Alumni. Pizza enthusiast. Passionate for SRE, beautiful Code and Club Mate. Currently working as an SRE at Google. Opinions and statements in this blog post are my own.

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