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Terminology is a new terminal emulator designed by Enlightenment team. Terminology is probably the most beautiful terminal emulator because it comes with below features:

  • Most escapes supported by xterm, rxvt etc.
  • Xterm 256 color escapes work
  • Background wallpaper (bitmap, scalable/vector, animated gif, videos)
  • Transparency
  • Bitmap and scalable fonts supported
  • Themes for the layout and design
  • URL, file path and email address detection and link-handling
  • Inline display of link content
  • Multiple copy and paste selections and buffer support
  • Works in X11
  • Works in Wayland
  • Works directly in the linux framebuffer (fbcon)
  • Can be finger/touch controlled
  • Scan scale by UI scaling factors
  • Can render using OpenGL or OpenGL-ES2 (not a requirement – just an option)
  • Can display inlined media content (images, video, documents)
  • Can do multiple “tabs”
  • Can do splitting into multiple panes
  • Block text selection
  • Drag and drop of text selections and links
  • Can stream media from URLs
  • Tab switcher has live thumbnail content
  • Single process, multiple windows/terminals support
  • Fast (gives urxvt a run for its money)
  • Themable visual bell
  • Compress backscroll
  • Text reflow on resize
  • More…

Install Terminology in Ubuntu Linux Mint

This terminal emulator depends on the core Enlightenment foundation libraries. We can install it as well as the dependencies on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint via PPA.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:enlightenment-git/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install terminology

Once installed open it from Unity Dash or Menu.

Remember that this project is still in early development stage, so it may have bugs and not all the above features will work, use it at your own risk!