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GNOME Terminator, is a Python-based terminal emulator branched of GNOME Terminal, which main feature is organizing several terminals into grid-views. Not to be confused with /gnome-terminal or Jessie's Terminator.

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gnome-terminator: Unable to access preferences window

I am able to start terminator 1.92 on a Red Hat 8 server. The main window opens, then I right click Preferences; the preferences window does not open. Instead this message is produced in the original ...
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Help with custom shortcut - Fedora

I am trying to set up a custom shortcut for terminator on Fedora 28. Connected a script to a custom shortcut. The shortcut should either start terminator, or based on whether it is on top or not, ...
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Use environment variables in terminator config

I want to launch terminator with multiple terminals with some starting on a different directory. The directories could change based on the $USER on different systems but I have them defined in .bashrc ...
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Open tab on Terminator as root on user's Terminal via SSH

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 and I have a terminator process that runs as my local user on boot, while I also have SSH access to the machine. I want to open a tab on the terminator window running under my ...
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Terminator - can't create tab with profile and command

Using terminator, I want to create tabs with distinct profiles running a custom command in place of a shell. For example I want to create a tab with distinct colors that executes a custom command like ...
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How to get a Terminator Layout Command to show up in history?

I've discovered the joy saving Terminator layouts and adding commands to ~/.config/terminator/config that are run when it starts up. I've also discovered that hitting Ctrl+c to stop a watch command ...
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So. I need to copy a line of text from Windows NotePad and paste into an Xfce /Terminator Window

I have a long and complex line of text in Windows 10/Notepad. I want to copy/paste or use key combos to insert it in a Ubuntu/Terminator window. (Terminator is running in Xfce, accessed via Remote ...
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copy/paste in terminator stop working after a while

I am running Ubuntu 16 and has Terminator installed, for some strange reason copy/paste either through keyboard shortcut or right-click mouse menu would stop working on certain terminator windows, it ...
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How can I use a terminal within a Firefox tab?

I love the Tree Style Tab extension for organizing tabs in Firefox. In fact, I would like to use it to organize my open terminal windows too! I don't want to launch a terminal window from within ...
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Create hotkey for hotkey sequence

I am using Ubuntu 20.04, and I'm one of those who enjoys Gnome. Even so, sometimes I like tiling my terminals for work. Usually I'll set them up like so: I use the Terminator terminal to achieve that ...
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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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kali linux 2019.1. And can't install any thing

I just freshly installed Kali linux 2019.1 and i couldn't install anyting on it. For example: I want to install termiantor but it fail. root@kali:~# apt install terminator Reading package lists... ...
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Bash Script for ExpressVPN

I am currently struggling to run a custom expressVPN script that will run several commands one after the other when I click on the launcher (that links to the script) I have so far managed to get ...
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how to use 256 colors for background color in terminal

I know how to use 256 colors for text in terminal: printf "\033[38;5;196mhello\n" But for background color, I seem to be limited to the basic 8 colors only, ie: printf "\033[41mhello\n&...
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Why I can not get Terminator to use the default defined shell?

I am using ZSH as my default shell and OhMyZsh as well as the following command shows: ❯ echo $SHELL /bin/zsh I have been following what it is found at https://askubuntu.com/a/253819 but with no luck ...
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How to distinguish when a terminal is maximized in terminator?

I use terminator therefore I work with many terminals open in the same tab and sometimes I need to use Ctrl + Shift + X to maximize my field of view. Sometimes I switch tabs to do something else and ...
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Terminator launching error

When running terminator in shell I get: user@thinkpad:~$ terminator File "/usr/bin/terminator", line 123 except (KeyError,ValueError), ex: ^ SyntaxError: invalid ...
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Terminator won't launch

I changed my default python version to python3 on Linux Mint follows: dhruva@DhruvaG2000:~$ sudo update-alternatives --config python There are 2 choices for the alternative python (providing /usr/bin/...
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Terminal application

I added a padding to my terminal (kitty) and it looks pretty good, but when I open vim or alsamixer they look bad with this padding. So my question is can I, in kitty or in any other terminal ...
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Work in a remote terminal with Terminator

I have Windows Subsystem for Linux and I would like to be able to keep some commands running even if my computer is sleeping. I have been told that one way is to work in a remote terminal. I have been ...
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Disable mouse codes passing to terminal once it was turned on by application?

Sometimes I have application, which supports mouse (for ex. Midnight Commander) crash or disconnect but after that terminal remains in some mode, which makes it accept mouse movements as string ...
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Terminal go crazy. Commands from other tabs displaying with duplicated multiple times chars

Commands from other tabs displaying with duplicated chars, multiple times. I'm so confused because it happens even for passwords! My actions: I use terminator terminal emulator https://launchpad.net/...
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How to install Terminator in Rhel8?

I am not able to install Terminator in Rhel 8. I do not want to install it using "snap". The process that used to work in Rhel 7 does not work in Rhel8.
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background colors in terminal emulators

I am experiencing strange terminal behavior on two different machines with two different terminator versions: The program that creates these colourings is grc (generic colouriser). grc is written in ...
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How to close hanged pane in Terminator?

Sometimes I get Terminator panes hanged, probably due to network or remote host failure. How to close such a pane without affecting other panes? If Midnight commander was ran, then right click menu ...
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Change "/bin/bash" in title of terminator and terminal?

I want to change the text /bin/bash to root@kali in the title of terminator and the terminal. How may I do this?
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Terminal does not launch after software update

After doing a software update last night, I cannot launch my terminal. I have installed terminator which I have used on other machines, but want to get terminal back to working form. I have found ...
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Terminator layout with command that survives sigkill?

Terminator allows custom layouts with a command such as bash -lc 'npm start'; bash However, triggering SIGKILL (CONTROL-C) will kill part of the terminal and mess up your layout. SIGQUIT works but ...
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How to change the size of the Terminal Titlebar in Terminator?

I'm trying to increase the size of the Terminal Titlebar in Terminator, and can't find a way to do it. Ideally I'd like to do this via some config (like in gnome shell). A plugin would be great but I ...
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Change vim cursor in Terminator

I am using Terminator in Ubuntu as well as vim. My question is whether there is a possibility to use an underscore cursor in insert mode and a block cursor in normal mode. I read on http://vim....
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How to create a bunch of background processes in terminator terminals later kill them in bash

I'm trying to write a batch script that creates new terminator terminals and then runs a process in each one. I want them to keep running in the background until I decide to kill them. I want the ...
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Keyboard shortcut for renaming tabs in the Terminator terminal emulator?

In the 'Terminator' terminal emulator I can rename windows using: Alt+T. Does anyone know of a keyboard shortcut (or how to create one) for renaming tabs?
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How to ask Terminator preference menu?

I'm a big fan of Terminator. By default, the preferences menu is accessible by a right click on the terminal. I just configured Terminator to do a copy paste on right click (similar like Putty). ...
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Launch a new terminator window with a keyboard shortcut without starting a new process

I have been a long-time xfce4-terminal user. However, I have recently enjoyed a few of the benefits of using terminator as my main terminal emulator. I have a keyboard shortcut to launch new terminal ...
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Temporary permissions problem in grep in one window [closed]

Trying to understand my issue here. I have a window which somehow has LOST permissions to grep. I honestly have no clue how. I'd like to know, understand, have at least an inkling what might've ...
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not able to open terminator in bash windows 10

When opening terminator from my bash Windows 10, I am getting this error /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py:57: GtkWarning: could not open display warnings.warn(str(e), _gtk....
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save several bash screens of program input/output

I work in Maxima a lot (start it on the terminal with "rlwrap .../maxima" and sometimes I want to save a few (several) screens worth (scrolling) of calculations. I realize I can use xmaxima, a ...
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Terminator fails to start in i686, DBus issue in Python

I have a fresh Arch install on a i686 system, running Terminator 1.91. The program is refusing to load, debugging gives me the output: ConfigBase::__init__: Borg::__init__: Preparing borg state for ...
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Terminator can't run node commands

I'm making a custom Terminator layout and specifying custom commands for different tabs. Ruby on Rails commands work fine: However my node commands do not start, and I can't determine why. My node, ...
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terminator intercepts F10 when run in openbox

When I am in openbox and I start terminator and inside it mc, I cannot use F10 to exit from mc because it is intercepted by terminator an terminator menu opens (same as right-mouse-click). On ...
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Changing size of terminator from command line

My wish is that I would have the ability to enlarge and reduce the size of the terminal (I use terminator) at will. For example, that by giving the command resize 600-400, I can resize my terminator ...
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Start bash then autostart fish with terminator

I've been using terminator, and recently started using fish. When terminator starts (bash) I can use, for example, node just fine. If I then start fish I can still run node just fine. I set ...
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Reload zsh when resizing terminator window

I'm using terminator with zsh in combination with antigen. The theme (a modified version of af-magic) I'm using retrieves the current window width and prints a bar consisting of = signs to separate ...
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Why does § enable me to remove two characters in a bash promt?

This is a wierd and very specific problem in terminator. When i type the character "§" into a terminal window and then press backspace twice it allows me to always remove two characters, even if they ...
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Using marks in terminal/Terminator for easier navigation

Sometimes I find it difficult to scroll through the console output in a terminal window for reaching a specific command's output. I have just found out super cool feature which is embedded in the OS'...
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How to activate a specific Terminator profile from the command-line?

I have saved a few Terminator profiles with different colors etc. How is it possible to activate a specific profile from the command line, or initially run terminator with a specific profile? The ...
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How to change the line spacing in Terminator?

To make things more readable, I'd like to put a little more margin between lines of text. I couldn't find an answer with man terminator_config or any of the Preferences panes.
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Text re-wrapping in Terminator

I've recently downloaded the terminator shell however it doesn't seem to re-wrap the text in the console when I resize the window like bash does (i.e. if I increase the size there , how would I enable ...
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How update title bar on terminator?

I have installed Terminator in my linux Mint on xfce. When I open it, the title bar is correct: but, when I log into a remote server via ssh, the title bar doesn't update: How can I fix the title? ...
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Flash terminator tab on process exit or completion

Any idea how to "flash" the terminator tabs on process completion? I was looking over terminator_config and set the visible_bell = True but it didn't seem to do what I wanted.
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