While your terminal emulator of choice depends a lot on personal preference, it’s quite clear that the most powerful terminal emulator on Linux is the feature-filled Terminator.
- Provides a fully-functional command line interface (CLI) for Linux
- Arrange terminals in a grid
- Open multiple sessions in tabs
- Drag and drop re-ordering of terminals
- Lots of configurable keyboard shortcuts
- Save multiple layouts and profiles in the preferences
- Simultaneous typing to arbitrary groups of terminals
- Customisable visual style
Lastly, we love Quake-style drop-down terminals like Guake (for GNOME) and Yakuake (for KDE). In the style of the Quake video game, these terminals drop down from the top of your screen with a quick keystroke, hiding in the background until you need it. It’s perfect for when you need a terminal quickly to just run a few commands — the convenience of having it at your constant beck and call is unparallelled.
Got a favourite terminal emulator we didn’t mention? Share it with us in the comments.
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