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Been using Terminator for quite a while, mainly for running the same set of commands against multiple remote machines; I must say Terminator has an impressive lot to offer, often surprising me by offering out-of-the-box even the minutest niche feature that I've been looking for! See More
Janaka Bandara's Experience
Quick splitting of terminal windows and resizing with keyboard shortcuts. See More
Unless this option is disabled (it's enabled by default), Terminator will only run the first instance as a process. And when it's run again, the DBus server will simply open a new window using the old process. This helps a lot with reducing resource usage. See More
Terminator has a really helpful functionality that lets the user start/stop a logger in order to save the text written in the shell into a file. In order to do this, the user needs to turn on the logging plugin in the plugin settings, and then a "start logger" menu item will appear in a right click menu when using the terminal. The user is also able to pick the path they would like the logs saved to when turning the plugin on. See More
You can zoom (font size increases) or maximize (font size does not increase) a single terminal to fill the whole window with a shortcut. All the other terminals remain open, they are just hidden from sight, and everything is restored by repeating the shortcut. See More
In keeping with the "suckless" philosophy of the developer team that created it, the st project aims to create a reliable, lightweight terminal emulator without surprising bugs. Part of the strategy for that involves leaving out any features that can be better provided by other tools. This "suckless" philosophy holds that duplicating features across multiple tools leads to bloat and complexity that have an impact on reliability and usability. See More
Some people feel that Terminology has too many features that are not suited for a terminal, but for a window manager instead. For instance, viewing thumbnails, watching videos and gifs, and other similarly flashy things just feel like eye candy and should not be part of a terminal emulator. See More
This thing is FAST, man. I've never had a terminal feel so responsive. Not only that, this thing is loaded with customization options and plugins (adorably called "kittens"). I highly recommend this to anybody looking for a solid, performant, state-of-the-art terminal emulator. See More
feels fast / responsive / modern. had problems with urxvt before See More
Adding and Closing Tabs with keyboard shortcut is problematic. See More
Pantheon is developed and binaries are released for a near blessing edge operating system (elementary OS). As such, installing it on an LTS Ubuntu system may be nearly impossible without replacing a large portion of the LTS stack that Ubuntu-targeted software expects. See More
Many terminal applications, such as OS X's Terminal.app and iTerm2 (among others), all claim xterm or xterm- variants as their $TERM and aim for support of xterm's escape sequences. Many command-line applications will assume or even hard-code escape-sequences and behavior for xterm and those terminals emulating it. See More
Many terminal emulators that deal with wider fallback fonts (i.e. double-wide characters in CJK fonts) truncate display of wide characters, show Unicode "missing glyph" characters, or simply fail to display the characters at all. XTerm is "smart" enough to simply take up the extra space needed to show such wide characters. See More
The original developer, Tony Houghton, declared the death of Roxterm on 2016-05 at https://sourceforge.net/p/roxterm/discussion/422638/thread/60da6975/?limit=25#3fc9. In 2018, work began to resume on Github rather than Sourceforge (https://github.com/realh/roxterm/issues/1) but the future maintenance is uncertain. See More
ROXTerm includes a configuration manager which can easily be run by selecting Configure... in the terminal's menu, or by simply running roxterm-config. You can then easily swap configuration files with other users, manage profiles, and customize things like color schemes or keyboard shortcuts. See More
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