Terminal (Xfce)

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Terminal screenshot.png
Xfce Terminal with two tabs.
Developer(s) Benedikt Meurer et al.
Stable release 0.6.3
Operating system Unix-like
Type Terminal emulator
License GNU General Public License version 2
Website http://www.xfce.org/projects/terminal/

Terminal is a terminal emulator built for the Xfce desktop environment using GTK+. It is provided as part of the Xfce project, but it can be used in other X Window System environments as well. Terminal supports tabs, as well as customizable key bindings, colors, and window sizes.[1] It was designed to replace GNOME Terminal, which depends on the GNOME libraries.[2] Like GNOME Terminal, it is based on the Vte terminal emulator library.[3]

The Arch/Debian/Ubuntu package name for Terminal is xfce4-terminal.


  • Multiple tabs per window
  • Customizable toolbars, which can be changed using an integrated graphical toolbar editor
  • Ability to configure nearly every aspect of Terminal in the Preferences dialog plus a bunch of so called hidden options
  • Good integration with the Xfce desktop environment in particular, but also with every other Linux desktop
  • Session management support
  • Real multihead support (both MultiScreen and Xinerama mode)
  • Standards compliance (freedesktop.org)
  • D-BUS based terminal service facility to minimize the overall resource usage
  • High degree of maintainability by making best use of GTK+ and GObject.
  • Dropdown support (slide down from the top of the screen when a key is pressed)
  • Compact mode (where both the menubar and the window decorations are hidden)

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