When comparing LXTerminal vs Extraterm, the Slant community recommends LXTerminal for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux terminal emulators?” LXTerminal is ranked 19th while Extraterm is ranked 38th.
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LXTerm is the official terminal for the LXDE desktop environment, which is a very light DE in itself. So LXTerminal is a very good choice for lower-end systems.
Pro Lighhtweight and ticks most boxes.
Pro Multiple tabs support
LXTerminal supports working with multiple tabs and tab-based navigation.
Pro Built-in transparency
Pro Customize-able background/foreground colors
Pro Customizable keyboard shortcuts
not the fastest ever, but for me its a good comprimise of features vs performance
Pro Cross platform
Pro Supports tab, splits and panes
You can set up your own layout with multiple splits and tabs.
Pro Shell integration
The shell integration makes it possible to group in command output in "frames" which show success/failure.
Pro Image support
You can view images and other data types like audio directly in the terminal.
Pro Keyboard based text selection
It is possible to go into a cursor mode where you can select text just like in a text editor. It even supports multiple cursors.
Pro Global shortcuts
You can configure global shortcuts to open the terminal.
Pro Keyboard friendly "Command Palette"
Just like Sublime, Atom and VSCode you can easily search and find commands from the drop down Command Palette.
Con Not very customizable
LXTerminal, like XTerminal and UXTerminal, is not very customizable and extendable (at least not as much as other terminal emulators).