Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Hot to Install Terminix Terminal Emulator 1.7.1 on Ubuntu via PPA

Tilix is an advanced GTK3 tiling terminal emulator that follows the Gnome Human Interface Guidelines.

Tilix is a tiling terminal emulator which uses the VTE GTK+ 3 widget with the following features:
  • Layout terminals in any fashion by splitting them horizontally or vertically
  • Terminals can be re-arranged using drag and drop both within and between windows
  • Terminals can be detached into a new window via drag and drop
  • Input can be synchronized between terminals so commands typed in one terminal are replicated to the others
  • The grouping of terminals can be saved and loaded from disk
  • Terminals support custom titles
  • Color schemes are stored in files and custom color schemes can be created by simply creating a new file
  • Transparent background
  • Background images
  • Quake mode support (i.e. drop-down terminal)
  • Custom hyperlinks
  • Automatic (triggered) profile switches based on hostname and directory
  • Supports notifications when processes are completed out of view. Requires the Fedora notification patches for VTE
  • Experimental trigger support (Requires patched VTE, see wiki)
  • Experimental badge support (Requires patched VTE, see wiki)
   The application was written using GTK 3 and an effort was made to conform to GNOME Human Interface Guidelines (HIG). As a result, it does use CSD (i.e. the GTK HeaderBar) though it can be disabled if necessary. Other than GNOME, only Unity has been tested officially though users have had success with other desktop environments.

Tilix 1.7.1 Change log:
  • Fixed a single issue with 1.7.0 where the default for the overlay scrollbar was set to false.
  • Added support for using tabs instead of the sidebar since it was requested so often
  • Preliminary flatpak support now working thanks to the efforts of @jaje who did a phenomenal job on this, thanks!
  • Fixed visual issues with DEs (looking at you MATE) that try to disable overlay scrolling with environment variables
  • Added new variable for titles to return total number of sessions
  • Added visual indicator when there is new content when scroll on new content is disabled
  • Fixed a number of bugs and issues

Installation instructions:

 Opening terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and running the command:

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

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install tilix

Once installed, open the Tilix emulator from Ubuntu Dash.

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