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Terminator is a terminal emulator that lets you arrange multiple terminals in one window.

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KDE 5.24 defaults to Konsole even if Terminator was selected as the default Terminal emulator

I've recently switched to KDE on my Ubuntu 22.04 and in the settings I'd set up Terminator to be the default Terminal emulator. But whenever I start terminal using Ctrl + Alt + T, the Konsole comes up ...
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How do I remove the "X" button on the tabs in terminator?

I really like terminator, but it has one big drawback: Sometimes when I try to switch to another tab, I accidentally hit the "X" button on the right of the tab. Then that tab closes, and I ...
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Have neovim load a file from file explorer

I would like to have neovim as a default text editor also when accessed from file explorer. When I choose it from the "open with" dialogue or when it is the default for some file extension I'...
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How to create a shortcut to launch Terminator from present directory?

Performing a right-click + e opens the terminal in the present directory. However, I want such a shortcut to launch Terminator terminal. When I try to create such a keyboard shortcut in the settings, ...
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What is the command to open a new tab in Terminator?

In Ubuntu terminal, the command to open a new tab of the terminal is gnome-terminal --tab What is the equivalent for Terminator? I have tried terminator --tab and gnome-terminal -T but these ...
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keyboard short cut 'E' and 'O' of terminal emulator 'terminator'

I'm not sure this kind of question is acceptable here. I'm thinking of trying terminator.(https://www.tecmint.com/terminator-a-linux-terminal-emulator-to-manage-multiple-terminal-windows/) The hot key ...
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Properly launch a custom layout in Terminator

I develop VueJS app with a NodeJS server. I'd like to automatically launch a 4-window setup in my terminal with: .-----.-----. ! 1 ! 2 ! !-----!-----! ! 3 ! 4 ! '-----'-----' the VueJS client ...
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Prevent Terminator from switching tab when opening another instance

I am using Terminator as default terminal emulator. Every time I open another instance (e.g. via ctrl+alt+T) all already existing instances that have multiple tabs switch to the last tab (i.e. the ...
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How to get Enno Gröper selectyall-Terminator-Plugin working (Ubuntu)?

I am working on Ubuntu running inside a VM made from Virtualbox on Windows 10. By looking for a way to select all the text in a Terminator terminal, I get to following this AU thread , indicating how ...
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Terminator (terminal emulator) auto exit on ubuntu 20.04

I used Terminator (terminal emulator) on ubuntu 20.04 for a long time. I was trying to customise the Terminator. suddenly it exits. And after that when I open it and do right-click on it, then it ...
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Nothing appears in Ubuntu Terminal

I am having a problem with the terminal of Ubuntu18.04 LTS. I'm using a dual boot on iMac with macOS. The problem can be seen in the image below. I have no idea how to solve it. I have checked online ...
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How to use python 2 for certain installed application while keeping python 3 as default

I am Ubuntu 18. I am using terminator as my terminal client. Terminator runs using python 2. I am using Python 3.9 as default since several application in my machine require that version. But when ...
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Change terminal opened by "open in terminal" in Nautilus

what I've tried: set my default terminal to terminator using sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator and gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.terminal exec /usr/bin/...
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Broken terminal, terminator and apt

I have an Ubuntu 18.LTS and accidentally triggered update-alternatives --config python3.6 That seems to have broken my system since now neither terminal, terminator and apt seems to be not working ...
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Is there any way to make when opening a profile in Terminator automatically execute "ssh ip"

Is there any way to make when opening a profile in Terminator automatically execute ssh IP ? I set "use_custom_command = True" " custom_command = sudo ssh 192.168.1.20" but didn'...
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In terminator is it possible to indicate if the current terminal had been maximized (Ctrl+Shift+X) in a split window?

When I have multiple terminator windows open, some of which have been split into multiple terminals, I sometimes lose track of the inactive split terminals after maximizing one of the terminals in the ...
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Prevent new terminal from being opened in the same directory

I have installed the following on Ubuntu 20.10 zsh Oh my zsh terminator When I open a new tab or split window in the terminator, I find that the current working directory is copied from the previous ...
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Terminator lose focus on tab/page switch on Ubuntu 20

I recently reinstalled my Ubuntu virtual machine, upgrading it to the version 20.10. I'm now facing a very annoying bug when using Terminator. When I switch between tabs or I switch back to terminator ...
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how to setup terminator config file to open with multiple tabs

I am new with terminator. I am trying to figure out how to setup a config file that will open one window with multiple tabs. So far all the config files I have found do not seem to do anything with ...
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Remove space between tabs in Terminator

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and Terminator 1.91. In Ubuntu 20.04, there are spaces between tabs and bordes of main window. Could you please advise if there is some way to remove these spaces? I don't see ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 use terminator instead of gnome terminal to run default applications

I've already set up terminator so that ctrl-alt-t runs terminator instead of gnome-terminal. However, whenever I want to open a terminal application like vim from shell-search, it still uses gnome-...
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How can I copy a file n Linux terminal, without pasting it? [closed]

I have run this in my Linux machine # cp file . Is that command copying file1? Is there anyway to paste file1 in other folder after using above command (whitout cp file1 path/to/file)?
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Change profile of ALL Terminator terminals at once

When using terminator, I tend to have multiple terminals open in the same window (splitting horizontally/vertically and with tabs). If I right-click on one of those terminals and change the profile, ...
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Changing default terminal in Krusader file manager

I am using Krusader as my file manager. And I wanted to know if there is anyway that I can change the default Konsole terminal to Terminator in the Krusader file manager. My Linux distribution is ...
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Unable to set Terminator as default Terminal in Ubuntu with Cinnamon Desktop

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 from the official website and installed terminator using APT and It worked! Ctrl+Alt+T started terminator. Then I installed cinnamon desktop, rebooted and Ctrl+Alt+T came up ...
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`terminator` terminal won't play bell sound

On my PC, inside gnome-terminal in Ubuntu 18.04, the bell sound plays just fine when I run this: echo -e "\a" However, in the terminator terminal (sudo apt install terminator), which I now ...
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Change the username of in PS1 to any arbatrary strings temporally

I set my terminal prompt as: $ echo $PS1 ${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]:\n$ It display as: me@alpha:/: How could change the username ...
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terminator: permission denied for sudo

I updated to Ubuntu 20.04. When I use the default terminal, everything is fine. But if try to use terminator, I cannot use sudo. I get permission denied. Again, only when using terminator. How can I ...
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Terminator - command not found

I am new to Linux and installed Terminator. While i can perform basic commands like cd, ls etc no application command will work. npm , sh, foreman for example all say command not found or the likes. ...
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Which tab is currently selected in Terminator?

In the terminal emulator Terminator, I find that it's hard to tell which tab I have selected at any given time. Here's what the tabs look like in Terminator. Here's what the tabs look like in Gnome ...
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Change default gnome-terminal to terminator [duplicate]

Changing default terminal is supposed to be be done with: sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator (as mentioned in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16808231/how-do-i-set-default-...
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Hierarchy of colors in a terminal

It seems there are a lot of ways to control the colors you see in a terminal. Colors can be controlled by the terminal emulator program you're using (e.g. in Terminator or the defualt Gnome Terminal'...
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Ctrl + Alt + T opening terminator as 'X-terminal-emulator', not strictly 'terminator' on Ubuntu 18.04

The problem is the following: the Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut opens Terminator, but as a "x-terminal-emulator" on the activity bar, and the icon is missing. I can open Terminator as "Terminator&...
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Terminal colors rendering darker on 20.04

For some reason, way terminal colors are rendered seems to have changed after upgrading from 18.04 to 20.04. To take a concrete example, here's what terminator looks like in 18.04. And here's what it ...
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Terminator is not launching after updating

I am not able to launch terminator for this occurs: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/terminator", line 122, in <module> TERMINATOR.create_layout(OPTIONS.layout) File "/...
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Terminator does not start after updating

I use terminator all the time and would like to get it working again. The issue may be with updating my system. I recently updated things to use a wacom tablet and installed some drivers. I read ...
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Terminator does not add to dock icon when opened via Ctrl+Alt+T

UBUNTU 18.04 and Gnome3 desktop. I have installed Terminator and set it to be default terminal application. So, when I press Ctrl+Alt+T it pops up instead of default terminal application. I also ...
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terminal issue dotenv: source '.env' file in the directory?

When I open a terminal or change directory this message appears on my terminal. I am using ubuntu 18.04 have any solutions?
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Is there any plugin available to highlight the matched search text in Terminator?

I would like to search from the tail result in my current tab. Terminator provides option to search for certain text - but since it's not highlighting the matched text not able to find it easily. Is ...
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Custom terminator layout closes window when Ctrl+C is pressed

Hello I am running custom terminator layout with splitted windows, each of the windows run it's specific command. When I run the terminator everything is fine the command execute as they should, but ...
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Installing Terminator for ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I've been trying to install terminator for my ubuntu 18.04, but I couldn't install it with apt and after adding ppa:gnome-terminator, in apt update I get this error: Err:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/...
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Terminator does not work

I installed terminator and it was working very well, but suddenly It stopped working. When I add terminator repository, I got this error: Command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-terminator/ppa ...
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Why is Terminator sending double characters to terminals that aren't selected in broadcast mode?

I'm installing 3 servers in parallel, and am using Terminator with a 3-way split pane to do so. Any time I go to the context menu in Terminator, and I use the broadcast feature to select "broadcast ...
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Creating a duplicate Terminator application in /usr/bin/

I'm trying to copy my /usr/bin/terminator as downloaded on Ubuntu 18 with apt-get install terminator. I do sudo cp /usr/bin/terminator /usr/bin/terminator2. When I run terminator2 though, I get a ...
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Creating distinct duplicates of applications in Gnome3

Previously on Ubuntu 16 I had 3 duplicates of Terminator in /usr/share/applications/ (t3.desktop, t4.desktop, and t5.desktop) so that I could use each for a different use case - vim for coding, vim ...
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Terminator does not appear in the application switcher and Launcher when using Unity in Ubuntu 18.04

I installed the Unity desktop environment in Ubuntu 18.04 and even though everything is working properly, the Terminator app is not being included in the application switcher, making it unreachable by ...
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On Ubuntu 18 Terminator windows are not grouped under same icon in Dock in a Wayland session

I recently bumped into a very itchy problem on Ubuntu 18.04. That is for each started terminator windows a dedicated icon is created on Dock. Additionally, these icons are shown as "not identified" ...
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How to change the terminal title and the prompt path to show only the current working directory’s name? [duplicate]

I use Terminator terminal. As you can see from the screenshot below, everywhere it shows the directory names. Instead of showing whole directory names, I want it to show only the last directory name i....
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Customizing and Automating Terminator Startup

The First Part Every time I boot my Laptop I manually open Terminator with two tabs each having three horizontal terminals. My Solution To The First Part So far I have automated the First Part ...
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Trouble running command on Terminator launch

According to the Terminator man page, I can use the --command flag when running the terminator command to run a command when the terminal window opens. However, I can't seem to get it working. I've ...
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