Terminator – Work in Multiple Terminals in One Window – How to Install and Use

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Terminator is an utility to put up multiple terminals in a single window for greater productivity and use. It is very usefull for people who works mostly in terminals and execute commands. Terminator also has a feature to broadcast single command in multiple windows.

Terminator Feature Summary

  • Put Multiple Terminals in one Window
  • Features to split vertically and horizontally
  • Naming the terminals
  • Create Terminal Group
  • Broadcast same command to all open terminals
  • Tabbed Terminals
  • Re-order terminals using drag-n-drop
  • Same multiple layouts using profiles
  • Simultenous typing in multiple terminals

How to Install Terminator

Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, elementary

Installation via Software Center

Installation via Terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-terminator
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install terminator

Fedora, CentOS

Installation via Terminal

yum install terminator


  • Type Terminator in dash. Click the launcher icon.
  • For Gnome, go to Applications -> System Tools -> Terminator
Terminator Running in Ubuntu
Terminator Running in Ubuntu


Troubleshooting and Support

If you face any issues while installing or using Terminator, you may drop a note using comment section at the end of this article, Or you can post your query in any of the support channels mentioned below.

How to Uninstall/Remove Terminator

Via Terminal

sudo apt-get remove terminator

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