XTerm is great because I can view images inside it in w3m or ranger. However, as a terminal it does not support tabs or splitting. Is there an alternative that works like XTerm but supports splitting and tabs?

  • How did you accomplish that? w3m and ranger open external programs for viewing images for me.
    – muru
    Sep 11, 2014 at 5:46
  • @muru: Follow these steps: youtube.com/watch?v=DJhDMxMgzC0 Sep 11, 2014 at 7:49
  • Interesting. Terminator, the obvious suggestion, doesn't support this yet. I'd guess Final Term might, but Final Term is not quite there yet in terms of other necessary features.
    – muru
    Sep 11, 2014 at 8:00
  • @Rinzwind: Is Putty Connection Manager available for Ubuntu? ;-) Sep 11, 2014 at 9:59
  • @Ashwin I think I copied the wrong link :D puttycm seems dead too
    – Rinzwind
    Sep 12, 2014 at 9:24

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Do sudo apt-get install suckless-tools, then run this command to have a tabbed xterm:

tabbed -c xterm -into &

Press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to open a new tab and Ctrl+Q to close a tab. You'll find more info in the man page for tabbed.


you can use tilix in ubuntu .

To install Tilix in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 17.04 and 17.10 / Linux Mint 18.x, you can use the WebUpd8 Tilix PPA. To add the PPA and install Tilix, use the following commands:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/terminix
  • sudo apt update
  • sudo apt install tilix

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