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I use Terminator as a terminal emulator and I like it a lot, I would just like to do one thing and I haven't been able to find out how to do it. So you know how I can right-click, go to preferences, and select the color profile and font? Then when I'm done the terminator instance that I accessed preferences from reflects the updates that I've just made (i.e. the colors/fonts are different). I'd like to be able to do this but by manually editing the configuration file then having an active terminator session reload the config file, then reflect those changes without having to restart the emulator.

Is there a way to do this? Some sort of command to send to terminator to tell it to reload itself from the config file without having to close the actual program? I feel like this should be possible because i I manually edit the configurations through the GUI the changes are reflected without the process needing to be restarted.

Thanks for your help

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    Related: answers.launchpad.net/terminator/+question/173257 – Wizek Dec 15 '16 at 16:17
  • @Wizek FWIW that's for the gtk2/vte2 version. The current version is the total rewrite for thegtk3/vte3, although the developer's philosophy is presumably consistent with that post. – Sparhawk Mar 14 '17 at 4:49
  • Also looking for this exactly same thing. For my purpose it is part of writing a script that interchanges dark/light themes on my most frequently apps instead of spending 5 mins every day doing it manually. – John Smith Jun 18 at 23:08
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Not a commandline solution, but you can open the Preferences dialog and close it to reload the config file manually without killing Terminator.

  • The question already states (multiple times) that they know how to do this. – Sparhawk Jun 19 at 0:52

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