I write code. I use terminal a lot. I ofter use many terminal windows. I hate how tabs look.
Are there any applications that allow me to keep multiple terminal windows in focus to streamline my development?
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Try Terminator. It allows you to split the terminal window (You can also have tabs and separate windows).
You can install terminator from your current terminal with this command:
sudo apt-get install terminator
Or you can search 'terminator' in Ubuntu Software Centre (or Synaptic).
Both screen and byobu (which is just screen with some neat extras) allow you to use multiple windows within one session. For me they're must-have applications when I'm connecting via SSH.
See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Screen for more information on how to use screen.
I don't see what the problem is. I just opened 5 terminal windows at the same time, no problem, by hitting ctrl+shift+n with the terminal open, or going to File > Open Terminal. I haven't done anything that would affect the terminal... This is pretty much right out of the box. Are you using 10.4?
Just some alternatives out there:
Try a different terminal. I use urxvt-unicode (package name) and it has a much better tab layout/look imo.
Here's a page with a sample screenshot of the tabs in the upper corner: http://battlemidget.blogspot.com/2007/10/urxvt-fvwm.html
Secondly, you might consider a tiling window manager at some point. I'm a huge fan. You don't have to worry about laying out all those different terminals and just add/remove as you need them. I'm using AwesomeWM, but Xmodad is another really good one.
Quick youtube of someone using it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FUkmMeU3bU&feature=related
If what you want is to have many ssh/telnet connections to some machines, please, ty PAC (http://sourceforge.net/projects/pacmanager/) link text
Mutiplexing the terminal?
sudo apt-get install guake
sudo apt-get install tmux
guakeby pressing F12.
usr/bin/tmuxin the only one select box.
So now you have
guake with multiple window display and several other tools.
Ctrl+B and then
% for vertical splitting.
Ctrl+B and then
" for horizontal splitting.