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Terminator - terminal emulator


Terminator Super+T is default terminal emulator in Mabox.

Terminator is an advanced terminal emulator, which is a great proposition for people who often work in many terminals.

Some of Terminator features:

  • split terminals and arrange terminals on the grid
  • tabs
  • change of terminal arrangement (drag and drop and shortcuts)
  • many keyboard shortcuts
  • saving multiple layouts and profiles using the GUI preferences editor
  • simultaneous writing to any terminal groups (broadcasting)

Keyboard shortcuts

Shift+Ctrl+O – split horizontally (this is o like horizontally, not zero)

Shift+Ctrl+E – split vertically

Alt+Arrows – move directly between terminals, similarly Ctrl+Shift+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+N or Ctrl+Shift+P

Ctrl+Shift+X – zoom active terminal (toggle)

Super+Shift+R – change the mutual position of the panels (terminals) counterclockwise

Ctrl+Shift+W – close terminal

Ctrl++ – increase font size (also ctrl + mouse wheel)

Ctrl+- – decrease font size (also ctrl + mouse wheel)

Ctrl+0 – restore original font size

Quake-like terminal

Mabox provides a little wrapper around terminator, which works like drop-down quake-like terminal.

Keybind to start it is Ctrl+` (tilde).

Subsequent use of Ctrl+` will hide or show Quake terminal. To quit use Alt+F4 or just logout from shell by Ctrl+D or:


By default Quake terminal appears on top and its size is 75% width and 50% height, but you can change and save its size and position.

Resize window: Alt+R then resize by mouse.

Move to your preferred place: Alt+M then move by mouse.

Save new position and size by command:

mabox-terminal save
Next time you start quake-like terminal it will preserve new size and position. You can reset settings to default by command:
mabox-terminal reset
See video: yt

Terminal themes

Terminal colors can be set thanks to script. It comes with 270+ preloaded themes.

# List available themes -l

# Set new theme nord

# Select theme interactively

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