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Terminator is terminal emulator which, on one screen, is able to have multiple terminal sessions created by splitting the screen vertically and horizontally.

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Terminator on KDE: Impossible to select text in terminal to copy it

Issue I have an issue a bit odd, I am using terminator for the terminal and somehow it's impossible to select text from the terminal with the mouse, meaning I can't copy anything from the terminal, ...
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Create terminator layout with only one window?

I just reinstalled Linux (xubuntu) for the first time in years, and apparently there are some things I've forgotten. I'm trying to make a layout in Terminator, but for some reason when I add one it ...
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How can I configure Linux Terminator to scroll back one page when I click on the scrollbar?

I'm using Terminator and I get it that I can use the keyboard to scroll or the mouse wheel. What I really want to do to click on the scrollbar anywhere above where the current scroll position is and ...
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Save and restore terminal on reboot in Ubuntu 20.04

The answer is present for previous Ubuntu LTS versions here but this does not work for Ubuntu 20.04 since 20.04 LTS does not have the option to Create new and then Link to application from the desktop....
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How to make Terminator terminal emulator transparent in dwm?

How to make window transparency for Terminator terminal emulator work with dwm? I've set background transparency inside Terminator settings. It works with ordinary Ubuntu 20.04 windows manager, but ...
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Why can't I copy from nano to clipboard?

Why does nano not support simple Ctrl + C into clipboard? I'm using it with gnome-terminator on Linux Mint and just want to copy a few lines from my .bashrc into a text editor. When I mark a text ...
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Avoid blinking terminator cursor when window is not focused

When the terminator window is not focused, the cursor will still be blinking. Is this by design?! To me, that's optically distracting and I would like to disable it – but still have it blinking when ...
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Can hide Terminator but can't show it again?

I've written a short script to start vcxsrv then run bash -c -l "DISPLAY=:0 terminator" and after a moment the terminal launches, however when I toggle the hide_window hotkey in terminator (I've ...
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Using Ubuntu Monospace with terminator on WSL

I am attempting to configure terminator to use Ubuntu Monospace under WSL. What's the proper font = setting the .config/terminator/config to accomplish this? I am running Xming as my X Server. Does ...
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Does ssh use more CPU than terminator?

If I were to run watch -n3 "sensors" on Terminator vs using ssh, would it be less resource intensive?
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How to color the terminal (terminator)

Sometimes I see terminals colored like this: But mine (terminator on Ubuntu) is just black and white most of the time. How to make it colored like in the example?
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Getting a transparent background with terminator -- so I can see the X11 root window behind, *not* other windows

I use Terminator 1.90-1 and Openbox 3.6.1 on a Debian system. Recently a new version of Terminator stopped supporting transparency, and I was advised to install a compositing program like xcompmgr or ...
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Can Terminator be configured to automatically balance the split windows?

Coming from iTerm on the MacOS side of things, I'm used to having a pretty awesome terminal emulator. Terminator gets you most of the way there, save for one rather annoying behavior. In iTerm, when ...
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How to modify terminator config to first ssh to a remote server and then switch to a specific directory?

I have modified my ~/.config/terminator/config to automatically ssh me to a remote server foobar by using line custom_command = ssh foobar but I don't know how to change to a specific directory ...
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Gnome terminator ignores global dark theme

I turned on global dark theme in gnome-tweak-tool and launched terminator. It still has a white bar at its top. How can i fix this?
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Terminator/vim Mouse Issue

Let me start off with saying that I do try to use the mouse in vim as little as possible, but there are times that I will end up using it to click around or highlight something. With that said, here'...
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How to change bash default foreground color?

On my system, I've set my PS1 to end with a nice off-white. But whenever I issue a command with color in the output, it will wind up calling the equivalent of tput sgr0 and begin using the default ...
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Determining needed repository for software

I am a beginning linux user (centOS currently). I tried to install the terminator terminal application. I understood that it is not in the default repositories of cent-os but it should be in the epel-...
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Splitting a zoomed terminal in Terminator?

$ apt-cache show terminator Package: terminator Version: 0.97-4 A terminal window in terminator can be split horizontally or vertically, however if you zoom a terminal, it has to be restored before ...
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Terminator custom commands cause shell to close

I have the default terminator profile configured to split the window into four quadrants on launch, this works well. There is also a "Custom Command" option for each terminal, which I assumed meant ...
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Terminator and Zsh: ctrl+D not closing session

I've been a Terminator and zsh user for a while with consistent profiles across several machines. However, on a freshly installed Linux Mint machine, for some reason Ctrl+D (EOT) isn't closing the ...
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How to use a key binding within shell script ? (Launch terminator in broadcast mode in background)

I currently use a small shell script to start a terminator window as a background process which has multiple splits specified with a layout. terminator --layout=My_layout & I want to execute a ...
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How to reset terminator terminal emulator configuration?

I messed up terminator, I tried to use some commands in the preferences and now it doesn't work anymore, it starts and exits immediately, I tried reinstalling it using synaptic manager, but that didn'...
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Point Size with X11 Fonts

I'm trying to set up my fonts on a bare bones X windows system, but my settings aren't giving me the results I expect. I'm using Terminator as my terminal. I've set my Terminator font to "Monospace ...
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Create multiple instance of Terminator

Is there a way to create multiple instance of Terminator , each having its own sets of split terminals. Trying to launch new Terminator instance opens the existing one. The reason I m looking for this ...
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Keep Session with Terminator

I am using Terminator for multiple Terminal Sessions. I know I can start with custom Session layout but most of the time I have changing Session settings. Is it possible to save the current Session ...
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Awesome WM scratchpad with terminator

I've recently started using Awesome WM and trying to recreate a Yakuake-like experience I found the Scratchpad manager. I've tried several configurations to make it work with terminator, and so far ...
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Mapping ctrl-backspace in terminator

I've recently started using Vim. From previous editors, I'm used to deleting a whole word by pressing Ctrl-Backspace. After looking at the documentation I found that this was done by pressing Ctrl-w ...
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Make bash terminal cursor flash to the beat of Survivor - "eye of the tiger"

I was listening to Survivor - "Eye of the Tiger" and writing some documentation in Vim and noticed that the cursor not flashing to the beat started to annoy me. Can this be fixed? I'm using ...
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New to terminator on linux. Why aren't scrollback searches highlighted?

I'm using terminator on linux/ubuntu. When I do ctrl+shift f, I get a prompt to enter a search key to search my scrollback (terminal output). However, as I go through the search results one by one, ...
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How can I see more output lines in terminal?

If I give a command that has a lot of output lines in terminal, about 400, I can only see the last ~200 if I scroll up to the top. How can I go further up and see more output lines? I don't want to ...
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Terminator + vim + solarized

I'm trying to get Solarized to work with my Terminator and Vim on Ubuntu 11.10. I've tried all kinds of terminator configs I found all over the web, but I can't get the result the way I want it. When ...
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How do I scroll up using a keyboard using the terminator terminal emulator?

I use Ubuntu 11.10 and recently switched to terminator for my terminal. I'm happy with it with one exception, I cannot figure out how to scroll up using the keyboard. I used to use gnome-terminal and ...
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bash: execute command given in commandline and don't exit

how do I specifiy a command on the commmandline of bash which shall be executed once inside the new bash after reading ~/.bashrc -- But all this without letting bash exit after the command is finished?...
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Help with 'Terminator' config, or any tool that can do the same functionality

During the development of a project I had to open multiple tabs in gnome-terminal: some I just used for output streams, others were used for the shell prompt. Is there a way to automate this task? ...
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Terminal emulator with split panes for Windows 7 (64 bit) [closed]

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 ...
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Terminal emulator with split panes for Mac OSX

I'm looking for a terminal emulator on Mac OSX with a specific feature: to be able to split the console window into multiple panes. It's a great feature of Terminator for gnome, I think this image ...
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