Why you should use Terminator over Terminal

December 19th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Hope you are a terminal user and hope you can’t survive on linux without terminal. But now I introduce another application which can save your time while using Terminal. Just read on to see why I prefer Terminator over terminal?

  1. Multiple GNOME terminals in one window
    You can easily divide your terminator screen horizontally or vertically so that you can easily switch to another. I think more easily than switching tabs.
  2. Drag and drop re-ordering of terminals
    You can easily Drag & Drop each terminal windows and rearrange the appearance.
  3. GUI preferences editor
    Teminator provides you a neat and easy preference editor, so that you can easily edit the preferences such as short-cuts,fonts etc. The plugins tab allows you to Enable and disable various plugins available for terminator.

    Preference editor

    Preference editor

  4. Arrange terminals in a grid
    I already told you can divide vertically and Horizontally. You can arrange the terminals as a grid by dividing horizontally and Vertically any number of times you like and not bad on your screen.

    Arrange in Grid

    Arrange in Grid

  5. Opensource
    Yes Terminator is a purely an opensouce project and you can find full code here (https://code.launchpad.net/terminator/). You can contribute and
    report bugs.