Tilix (used to be called Terminix) is a tiling terminal emulator for Linux using GTK+ 3. That’s one of the first things I always install when I have a new system, it is so awesome.

Tilix features

I really like the tiling feature of the terminal emulator and use it a lot. It also supports drag and drop and much more.

  • Layout terminals in any fashion by splitting them horizontally or vertically
  • Terminals can be re-arranged using drag and drop both within and between windows
  • Terminals can be detached into a new window via drag and drop
  • Input can be synchronized between terminals so commands typed in one terminal are replicated to the others
  • The grouping of terminals can be saved and loaded from disk
  • Terminals support custom titles
  • Color schemes are stored in files and custom color schemes can be created by simply creating a new file
  • Transparent background
  • Background images
  • Quake mode support (i.e. drop-down terminal)
  • Custom hyperlinks
  • Automatic (triggered) profile switches based on hostname and directory

New features and bugfixes in Tilix 1.8.7

1.8.7 release brings the following new features:

  • New app icon
  • Ability to assign shortcuts to profiles
  • New hamburger app menu
  • Ability to include statuses (readonly, silence and input-sync enabled) to terminal title

There are also some important bug fixes:

  • Memory leak with sidebar fixed
  • Color issues with Solarized theme fixed
  • Minor HiDPI/scaling fixes
  • Fixed problem with unsafe paste dialog when command has excessive length
  • Fixed issue with drag window remaining visible

To find out more about Tilix, head to it’s official homepage: https://gnunn1.github.io/tilix-web/