Terminator terminal emulator 2.0 released, completed the migration to Gtk3 and Python3

Terminator, A feature-rich terminal emulator for Linux, has now reached the stable version of version 2.0.

The application includes functions such as split terminals (arrange terminals in grids_, save and restore custom layouts, terminal grouping, support for plug-ins, and customizable keyboard shortcuts).

After more than 4 years of work, the developers finally completed the migration of Terminator from Gtk2 to Gtk3 and from Python2 to Python3 with the latest Terminator 2.0 version.

In addition to this important migration, the latest Terminator 2.0 also includes some new features, such as the ability to use an image as a terminal background, which is a feature lacking in the Gtk3 version.

You set the image as the terminal background of Terminator Preferences -> Profiles -> Background. From there you can also choose the background image transparency. It is important to note that you need to restart Terminator for the changes to take effect.

Other enhancements in Terminator 2.0 include:

  • Added the option to display bold text in bright colors (Profiles -> Colors)
  • Key bindings used to create groups in the current tab and open preferences window, and improvements to key bindings
  • Priority disabled Ctrl + Scroll Font size change
  • Allow layout to be opened in new tab
  • Create a “Layout” submenu in the popup menu

To see the complete list of changes/bug fixes, View this page.

As early as April 2020, Terminator has been moved to GitHub and developed by a new team. The new developer mentioned that there is still a lot to do and asked for help to “make Terminator available for your daily use”.If you contribute, please visit GitHub page.

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Download terminator

There are no Terminator 2.0 binaries available for download, so please go to installation Page to learn how to install it (or even run it directly from the unzipped folder without installing). I want to point out that on my Ubuntu 20.10 desktop, when installing Terminator from source code, some files are installed in the wrong location, so there are no application menu items and icons (error reportRelated: Use Nautilus Terminal 3 to embed the terminal into Nautilus File Manager