If I follow the steps of gnometerminator.blogspot.de:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-terminator
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install terminator

then I end up having terminator version 0.98, but according to the terminator launchpad site there is already version 1.91

Whats wrong here? Thank you in advance

  • this repo (ppa:gnome-terminator) works for me on 20.04.2 LTS Feb 24 '21 at 19:42

You can download the tar file here :


After that you can :

#tar xzvf   terminator-1.91.tar.gz
#cd  terminator-1.91
#cp ./data/terminator.appdata.xml.in ./data/terminator.appdata.xml
#cp ./data/terminator.desktop.in ./data/terminator.desktop
# ./setup.py install 
  • 1
    Thanks, I know that, but they are writing on their page NOT to download it directly, cause its more secure to use apt. I was just wondering because of the huge version difference 0.98 and 1.91, but anyway I will just go with the version from the website.
    – sunwarri0r
    Feb 15 '18 at 12:13
  • And how to uninstall this again?
    – sunwarri0r
    Feb 15 '18 at 12:34
  • sudo apt-get --purge remove terminator
    – An0n
    Feb 15 '18 at 12:42
  • I had to install psutil: pip install --user psutil Jan 18 '19 at 22:38

The method described here worked for me... http://www.webupd8.org/2017/02/terminal-emulator-terminator-sees-new.html

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-terminator/nightly-gtk3
sudo apt update
sudo apt install terminator python-cairo
  • 2
    this method not working anymore. did you know the new ppa?
    – seyed
    Jun 12 '20 at 0:11
  • on 20.04.2 LTS errors: "Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:~gnome-terminator/ubuntu/nightly-gtk3'. The team named '~gnome-terminator' has no PPA named 'ubuntu/nightly-gtk3' Please choose from the following available PPAs: * 'ppa': PPA for Terminator" Feb 24 '21 at 19:41

There is a new ppa maintained with the latest version:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mattrose/terminator
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install terminator

Also, the project now lives on gnome-terminator/terminator.

  • Awesome. Is there any option to deactivate the middle mouse button paste?
    – bomben
    Apr 8 '21 at 11:16
  • Guess not. You can try running xinput set-button-map <id> 1 0 3 4 5 6 7 8 9, where id is the id of your mouse, which you can find with xinput list | grep 'id=' The location of the 0 is the middle button, which I turned of by setting it to 0. You can get the button map by running xinput get-button-map <id>
    – AlexPnt
    Apr 8 '21 at 15:34

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