Install Tilda terminal emulator on Ubuntu Linux. Tilda is a terminal emulator and can be compared with other popular terminal emulators such as gnome-terminal (Gnome), Konsole (KDE), xterm and many others.
The specialities of Tilda are that it does not behave like a normal window but instead it can be pulled up and down from the top of the screen with a special hotkey. Additionally Tilda is highly configurable. It is possible to configure the hotkeys for keybindings, change the appearance and many options that affect the behavior of Tilda. The screen shots below show some of the options that Tilda provides.
Tilda also comes with a search bar. Currently it supports searching forwards and backwards as well as options to search case sensitive and to use regular expressions. The search bar can be activated from the context menu or with a configurable hotkey that defaults to F
To isntall Tilda, simply run the following commands in Terminal:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tilda
Once you have installed tilda, it should have automatically registered a menu entry in your desktops application menu. Alternatively, you can run tilda from your command line.
The first time you run Tilda, it will create the default configuration file for you, and show the configuration wizard. If you do not want to change any settings, just press the “OK” button to accept the defaults.
The default keybindings to show and hide Tilda are as follows:
F1 – the first instance
F2 – the second instance
F3 – the third instance
Other default keybindings are:
Shift-Ctrl-T – Open new tab
Ctrl-PageUp – Next tab
Ctrl-PageDown – Previous tab
Shift-Ctrl-W – Close current tab
Shift-Ctrl-Q – Exit Tilda