Tuesday, December 20, 2016

How to Install Terminix 1.3.5 Released on Ubuntu With Quake Mode Improvements

   Terminix is a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator. The application allows splitting terminals horizontally and vertically, arranging them using drag and drop, along with quite a few other useful features.

Terminix 1.3.5 Changelog:
  • Quake mode:
    •  support showing window on active monitor (X11 only);
    •  added option to hide Terminix when focus is lost;
  •     force application menu to appear in headerbar on desktop environments that don’t support the Gnome Application menu;
  •     enable color schemes to be easilty exported to themes;
  •     changed “-x” switch to “-“e for compatibility with other terminal emulators
  •     new “–version” command line switch;
  •     added support for badges (requires VTE compiled with Terminix patches, see THIS page for details);
  •     various bug fixes. The bug that caused a segfault when trying to use the feature that allows inserting a password from GNOME Keyring seems fixed (I mentioned this HERE).
To use Terminix in Quake mode, you must launch it with the “–quake” option (“terminix –quake”), and assign this command a keyboard shortcut in your system settings.
For instance, to assign a keyboard shortcut for this command in GNOME / Unity, go to System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Custom Shortcuts, and click on “+” to add a new shortcut. Use “Terminix” under “Name”, “terminix –quake” (without the quotes) for the command, and click “Apply”:

Installation instructions:

      You can install the latest stable version from PPA, simply run  of commands in terminal.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/terminix

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install terminix

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