Is there a multi-tab terminal replacement for Cygwin's terminal?
You can use Console to achieve this. Simply configure the Shell under the Settings page to point to Cygwin.bat.
thanks, it works fine! just a question: in the Settings->Console under Startup Dir if I set the path dos-like (c:\path|...) or in *nix like (/cygdrive/c/... with or without /cygdrive) it doesn't come up at the specified path. Do you know how to set this? Thanks Mar 31, 2011 at 16:04
I'm honestly not sure as it's been a while since I personally used Console. However if you can't find a way to set it properly in there, you could always edit your .bashrc file in your Cygwin installation to change to the desired folder upon login.– GaffMar 31, 2011 at 16:19
But if so every time I launch a new tab it will be CygWin. How can I use different tabs for different programs like what is in your snapshot?– ZiyuanMar 21, 2013 at 0:06
@Chuim - It seems to be working fine for me. Console 2.00.148 (32-bit according to Process Manager) running Cygwyn64 Terminal over Win 7 64-bit.– ysapNov 3, 2015 at 18:06
The standard answer to this question is GNU Screen.
Wikipedia has some alternatives, such as tmux.
But unfortunately tmux doesn't work under cygwin Aug 5, 2013 at 22:34
tmux is working great under cygwin for me at the moment, I just needed to select tmux in the list of installed packages. That said, I still like having tabs in addition to split windows just like the OP.– akomApr 16, 2017 at 15:15
If it is not a problem for you to start sshd and use cygwin via "ssh localhost", try MTPuTTY. It worked great for me.
- full access to PuTTY configurability (and I do not know any better terminal emulator for windows)
- configurable keybindings in MTPuTTY (everything I needed)
mobaxterm might be what you're looking for - basic set of cywin tools (and you can use your own) multi tabs, and an x server baked right in
minttysupports tabs. You still have multiple mintty processes, tabs are just a permanent widget allowing navigation via click.