So what is your preferred terminal emulator?

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Your preferred terminal emulator

xterm
2
7%
urxvt
3
10%
termite
3
10%
st
10
33%
kitty
1
3%
alacritty
1
3%
konsole
2
7%
gnome-terminal
5
17%
terminator
1
3%
other
2
7%
 
Total votes: 30

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DistroTube
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So what is your preferred terminal emulator?

Post by DistroTube » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:40 pm

Surely everyone has a terminal emulator that they prefer for one reason or another, whether it be better unicode support, tab support, less resource usage, etc. I've been happy in st but admit that having to patch it to add features you want is a bit of a pain at first. Also, if you like tabs in a terminal, st doesn't have tabs but suckless makes a program called tabbed that works with any program, st included.

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Re: So what is your preferred terminal emulator?

Post by Trigex » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:35 pm

DistroTube wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:40 pm
Surely everyone has a terminal emulator that they prefer for one reason or another, whether it be better unicode support, tab support, less resource usage, etc. I've been happy in st but admit that having to patch it to add features you want is a bit of a pain at first. Also, if you like tabs in a terminal, st doesn't have tabs but suckless makes a program called tabbed that works with any program, st included.
If one doesn't want to really mess with patching St too much, /ourguy/ Luke has it covered 8-) https://github.com/lukesmithxyz/st
Pretty solid config, you don't need to do much to it at all!
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Re: So what is your preferred terminal emulator?

Post by kicks » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:27 pm

DistroTube wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:40 pm
Surely everyone has a terminal emulator that they prefer for one reason or another, whether it be better unicode support, tab support, less resource usage, etc. I've been happy in st but admit that having to patch it to add features you want is a bit of a pain at first. Also, if you like tabs in a terminal, st doesn't have tabs but suckless makes a program called tabbed that works with any program, st included.
I actually don't have a preference. It really doesn't matter to me as long as I can reach the tools I need to reach. I can't say I have every been able to see the difference between them (or just never cared to find out) besides little niceties. I use Konsole specifically because it has the "copy to all tabs" option which is useful some times.

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Re: So what is your preferred terminal emulator?

Post by bigpod » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:42 am

My terminal emulator of choice is gnome-terminal did use urxvt for a while but one thing or an9ther lead me back to gnome-terminal
Use whatever tool makes your job easier.

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Re: So what is your preferred terminal emulator?

Post by fossegrim » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:48 pm

kicks wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:27 pm
DistroTube wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:40 pm
Surely everyone has a terminal emulator that they prefer for one reason or another, whether it be better unicode support, tab support, less resource usage, etc. I've been happy in st but admit that having to patch it to add features you want is a bit of a pain at first. Also, if you like tabs in a terminal, st doesn't have tabs but suckless makes a program called tabbed that works with any program, st included.
I actually don't have a preference. It really doesn't matter to me as long as I can reach the tools I need to reach. I can't say I have every been able to see the difference between them (or just never cared to find out) besides little niceties. I use Konsole specifically because it has the "copy to all tabs" option which is useful some times.

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One key difference between different terminal emulators is their ability to display images. If you want to display images with a program such as ranger you have a limited choice of terminals which will work correctly.
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Re: So what is your preferred terminal emulator?

Post by DistroTube » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:31 pm

fossegrim wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:48 pm
One key difference between different terminal emulators is their ability to display images. If you want to display images with a program such as ranger you have a limited choice of terminals which will work correctly.
Another feature a lot of terminals lack is ligature support.

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Re: So what is your preferred terminal emulator?

Post by bigpod » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:50 pm

DistroTube wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:31 pm
fossegrim wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:48 pm
One key difference between different terminal emulators is their ability to display images. If you want to display images with a program such as ranger you have a limited choice of terminals which will work correctly.
Another feature a lot of terminals lack is ligature support.
yea those 2 are features that mainly diferentiate different terminals besides tabs. and all 3 are features i dont realy care a lot about
Use whatever tool makes your job easier.

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Re: So what is your preferred terminal emulator?

Post by PythonLover » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:59 pm

I just stick with xterm mostly. It's usually already on the system anyway.. I don't need anything fancy.

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Re: So what is your preferred terminal emulator?

Post by TheJooomes » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:25 pm

I saw st was the most popular here, so I thought I might try it. It ended up being the first application I successfully compiled from source, that was kinda fun.

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Re: So what is your preferred terminal emulator?

Post by slacker_101 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:53 pm

TheJooomes wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:25 pm
I saw st was the most popular here, so I thought I might try it. It ended up being the first application I successfully compiled from source, that was kinda fun.
st was the first program that I learned to use git for version control with, and also how to use patch and diff. These suckless tools teach you a lot.

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