Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm looking for a terminal emulator on Windows 7 (64 bit) with a specific feature:

to be able to split the command prompt window into multiple panes.

It's a great feature of Terminator for gnome, I think this image describes it best:

enter image description here

Notice that every pane is a different shell with different applications

NOTE: this question is similar to another one I asked: Terminal emulator with split panes for Mac OSX, but this time I'm asking for a solution in a Windows environment

EDIT: for reference, here's more about Terminator: http://www.tenshu.net/terminator/

share|improve this question
add comment

5 Answers 5

up vote 7 down vote accepted

I just saw this mentioned in another answer, and remembered that you were looking for something like this.

PowerCmd

PowerCmd

I just use Console2 with TCC/LE and PowerShell, myself.

share|improve this answer
    
PowerCmd needs administrator privilege to run, so on Vista/Win7 it will trigger a UAC prompt each time you run it, quite annoying. –  user68795 May 13 '11 at 7:42
    
Unfortunately it doesn't handle terminal colors like cmd. –  Adam Mar 22 '13 at 10:23
add comment

I'm the author of another terminal - ConEmu (open source). This answer describes how to run 2x2 grid on startup. Actually, any configuration of splits (up to 30 panes) can be configured. Also, each split can be run as different users or elevated (Vista and higher). Any console and simple GUI (like mintty/putty) applications may be run in ConEmu tabs.

ConEmu split-screen feature

How to create a split?

1) From create new console dialog. Just press [+] button on toolbar or WinW. Choose your app, working dir, user name and split configuration.

New console dialog in ConEmu

2) CtrlShiftO and CtrlShiftE split active shell vertically or horizontally. Press WinAltK to see full hotkeys list.

3) Save your configured split-panes into new named task to get it on fast access next time. Open Settings dialog WinAltP and go to "Tasks" page. Add new task (+ button) and press Active tabs. Your task will be filled with your current split configuration. Don't forget to Save settings. For example

>cmd -new_console:n
powershell -new_console:s1TVn
sh --login -i -new_console:s1THn
putty -load mysrv -new_console:s2THn

Another free alternatives

ConsoleZ (fork of Console2) ConsoleZ

Alternative Windows Console AWC

share|improve this answer
1  
I've used ConEmu for at least a year and can vouch for it. I didn't know it could do split panes and found this post while looking for Terminator for Windows (I also use Terminator on Linux). Big thanks to you Maximus both for ConEmu and for providing this info! –  jeffa00 Nov 6 '13 at 13:53
    
Upvote for stating that you arere the author and providing links to alternative software. Other users could learn from your answer. –  DanteTheEgregore Jan 24 at 17:30
    
Im a little confused by your 'how to split' explanation. In iTerm2 I can just do Command-D or Command-Shift-D to split a tab. End of story. Can/Do I have this capability with your app? Thanks. I dont want to 'setup' every time I want to split. I would like to just press some hotkeys and get a split. Can your app do that? –  TheGrapeBeyond May 27 at 16:36
    
@TheGrapeBeyond Read answer again. Will there. Exactly "2". –  Maximus May 27 at 17:45
add comment

According to the home page for Terminator, it's cross platform and runs on Windows. So... Terminator?

http://software.jessies.org/terminator/

share|improve this answer
    
No. That's a software with the same name and without the feature I described. The Terminator I'm referring to is this: tenshu.net/terminator –  Silvio Donnini Apr 7 '11 at 22:13
    
Ah, sorry then! –  Mark Allen Apr 8 '11 at 21:21
    
I didn't know about this one. Thanks! –  h3xStream Aug 16 '12 at 22:09
    
The current URL of the project is code.google.com/p/jessies. –  pabouk Feb 3 at 21:10
add comment

MRemoteNG. It will allows you to connect to many ports (SSH 1/2, RDP, VNC, etc) in one window. Support splitted & tabbed window. One for all application for remoting. Give it a try.

share|improve this answer
add comment

The Terminator from http://software.jessies.org/terminator/ requires installation of Cygwin, which is a bit more work than using ComEmu

share|improve this answer
    
This should have been a comment to the Mark Allen's reply. After gaining 50 points of reputation you will be able comment on posts of others. –  pabouk Feb 3 at 21:07
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.