Multiple GNOME terminals in one window
Start terminator window
Start with a fullscreen window
Split terminals horizontally
Split terminals vertically
Open new tab
This manual page documents Terminator, a terminal emulator application.
Terminator is a program that allows users to set up flexible arrangements of GNOME terminals. It is aimed at those who normally arrange lots of terminals near each other, but don’t want to use a frame based window manager.
This program follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (’-’). A summary of options is included below.
Show summary of options
Show the version of the Terminator installation
Start with a maximised window
Start with a fullscreen window
Instruct the window manager not to render borders/decoration on the Terminator window (this works well with -m)
Hide the Terminator window by default. Its visibility can be toggled with the hide_window keyboard shortcut (Ctrl-Shift-Alt-a by default)
Force the Terminator window to use a specific name rather than updating it dynamically based on the wishes of the child shell.
Specifies the preferred size and position of Terminator’s window; see X(7).
Runs the specified command instead of your default shell or profile specified command
-x, --execute COMMAND [ARGS]
Runs the rest of the command line instead of your default shell or profile specified command.
Set the terminal’s working directory
Set a custom WM_WINDOW_ROLE property on the window
Set a custom name (WM_CLASS) property on the window
Start Terminator with a specific layout. The argument here is the name of a saved layout.
Use a different profile as the default
Set a custom icon for the window (by file or name)
Enable debugging output (please use this when reporting bugs). This can be specified twice to enable a built-in python debugging server.
If this is specified as a comma separated list, debugging output will only be printed from the specified classes.
If this is specified as a comma separated list, debugging outut will only be printed from the specified functions. If this is specified in addition to --debug-classes, only the intersection of the two lists will be displayed
If this is specified and Terminator is already running, DBus will be used to spawn a new tab in the first Terminator window.
The following keybindings can be used to control Terminator:
Rtate terminals clockwise.
Rtate terminals counter-clockwise.
Split terminals Horizontally.
Split terminals Vertically.
Move parent dragbar Right.
Move parent dragbar Left.
Move parent dragbar Up.
Move parent dragbar Down.
Search within terminal scrollback
Ctrl+Shift+N or Ctrl+Tab
Move to next terminal within the same tab, use Ctrl+PageDown to move to the next tab. If cycle_term_tab is False, cycle within the same tab will be disabled
Ctrl+Shift+P or Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Move to previous terminal within the same tab, use Ctrl+PageUp to move to the previous tab. If cycle_term_tab is False, cycle within the same tab will be disabled
Move to the terminal above the current one.
Move to the terminal below the current one.
Move to the terminal left of the current one.
Move to the terminal right of the current one.
Copy selected text to clipboard
Paste clipboard text
Close the current terminal.
Toggle between showing all terminals and only showing the current one (maximise).
Toggle between showing all terminals and only showing a scaled version of the current one (zoom).
Open new tab
Move to next Tab
Move to previous Tab
Swap tab position with next Tab
Swap tab position with previous Tab
Increase font size. Note: this may require you to press shift, depending on your keyboard
Decrease font size. Note: this may require you to press shift, depending on your keyboard
Restore font size to original setting.
Reset terminal state
Reset terminal state and clear window
Group all terminals so that any input sent to one of them, goes to all of them.
Remove grouping from all terminals.
Group all terminals in the current tab so input sent to one of them, goes to all terminals in the current tab.
Remove grouping from all terminals in the current tab.
Open a new window (note: unlike in previous releases, this window is part of the same Terminator process)
Spawn a new Terminator process
Drag and Drop
The layout can be modified by moving terminals with Drag and Drop. To start dragging a terminal, click and hold on its titlebar. Alternatively, hold down Ctrl, click and hold the right mouse button. Then, **Release Ctrl**. You can now drag the terminal to the point in the layout you would like it to be. The zone where the terminal would be inserted will be highlighted.
Terminator was written by Chris Jones <email@example.com> and others.
This manual page was written by Chris Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> and others.