Tilix is a powerful tiling terminal emulator that offers a wide range of features to its users. At its core, Tilix uses the VTE GTK+ 3 widget, allowing users to layout terminals in any fashion they like by splitting them horizontally or vertically.
One of the standout features of Tilix is its ability to let users rearrange terminals using drag and drop, both within and between windows. This makes it easy to customize the layout of terminals to suit your needs.
Another useful feature of Tilix is its ability to detach terminals into a new window via drag and drop. This is particularly handy if you need to move a terminal to a different workspace or monitor.
Tilix also offers support for tabs or a sidebar list, allowing you to switch between different sessions easily. And if you’re working across multiple terminals, you’ll appreciate the fact that input can be synchronized between terminals, so commands typed in one terminal are replicated to the others.
For those who like to customize their workflow, Tilix lets you group terminals together and save the layout to disk. You can customize titles and color schemes and even create custom hyperlinks.
And if you’re a power user, you’ll find some experimental features in Tilix, such as automatic profile switches based on hostname and directory, notifications when processes are completed out of view, and badge support.
Tilix Terminal Emulator 1.9.6
Tilix Terminal Emulator has recently released version 1.9.6 with a handful of new features and improvements. Despite a lack of maintainers slowing down development progress, this new version brings some exciting updates.
One notable addition is a close button added to the search box, making it easier to navigate and close search results. Additionally, custom link commands can now replace variables, providing more flexibility for users.
Tilix also now follows the system color-scheme for the default theme-variant, further integrating with your system’s settings. Multiple bug fixes were included in the update as well, such as compatibility with Nautilus 43 and avoiding shell injection in the open-tilix plugin.
Other improvements include replacing the icon with a more proportional one, updating to GtkD 3.10.0, and changing “Gnome” to “GNOME”. The “view shortcuts” action label has been updated, and the tooltip for the “reset to default” button for keyboard shortcuts has been clarified.
See the full changelog here.