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Configuring Terminals

This is about both "real" terminals, and 4Pane's terminal emulator. The Configure Real terminals page, in Ubuntu

The first sub-page deals with terminals.

4Pane uses terminals in three ways. It can launch a terminal application (e.g. xterm) via Tools > Launch Terminal (Ctrl-T); it can open a file in a terminal by double-clicking it (or using Open); and it can open an application in a terminal with a user-defined tool.

The top three items on the page all have the same format. On the left is a list of common choices, with the currently-used one highlit. Select whichever you prefer from the list. To the right is a box for you to enter others if you wish (pressing OK adds each to the list).

The first item lets you choose which application to use in "Launch Terminal"; if you write in a different one, you'll probably just need the application's name. The second does the same for Opening an application in a terminal, either directly or from a user-defined tool. This time the command will need an extra option e.g. "xterm -e", so if you add your own you'll need to know what you're doing. The third item is similar, but only for user-defined tools where you want the terminal to stay open once the command has ended so you can read the output e.g. "df -h". Again you'll need extra options, and not all terminals can do this (e.g. gnome-terminal).

The Terminal Emulator configuration page, in Ubuntu

The other sub-page is for the terminal emulator and command-line.
First the prompt. Type the format you want into the box. You can use normal characters, and also any of the following options:

You can also alter the font used in the terminal emulator and command-line. Click the "Change" button to select a different font, which will be displayed in the adjacent box if valid. There's also a "Use Default" button.