I am a great fan of vertical tabs which I use for Firefox. It really eases my work flow. I am looking for something similar for the gnome-terminal as well. Is there any way to get it.



That's (currently) not possible without changes in the source code and I assume that this is not your intention.

But the idea has something. I prefer to renounce horizontal space.

The only thing you can do is to switch between top and bottom:

% gsettings range org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy.Settings tab-position       

Move to top

gsettings set org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy.Settings tab-position top 

Move to bottom

gsettings set org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy.Settings tab-position bottom
  • :) yes definitely. Hope someone picks it up. – Shash Jun 30 '15 at 18:17
  • I tried to use your idea gsettings set org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy.Settings tab-position top No such schema 'org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy.Settings but getting this error – Shash Jun 30 '15 at 18:30
  • what's your terminal version? – A.B. Jun 30 '15 at 18:31
  • its gnome-terminal which is default in ubuntu14.04. Not sure of the version – Shash Jun 30 '15 at 18:33
  • Ok, so the commands do not work yet. But vertical tabs does not exist anyway. :\ – A.B. Jun 30 '15 at 18:35

TL; DR no with gnome-terminal, but you can do it with [terminator][1].

Install terminator as usual:

sudo apt-get install terminator

And then run it from the dash, right click, choose "preferences" in the menu, and you can see this:

terminator preferences

Now if you open multiple tabs you have


...where you can also see a vertical split terminal.

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