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I must keep spacing out before I hit the reply button: I wanted to suggest this too.
Why XFCE Terminal: It's comes with XFCE (always keep a copy installed), and it's got plain text config file that I can copy between machines (not an Xresources file) whic saves my color scheme and font preferences.
URXVT or RVXT-Unicode are great, not because of their clever implementation of UTF-8 char sets ( I tend to only read English) but the tab support has the best key combination I've seen for tab management. Because everyone else comes up with crazy schemes (CTRL+SHIFT+?!) it gets a very close second vote, because who wants to crunch their hand up to switch and create tabs? If you're going to make it that hard, then I might as well just open a new window.
No, really. I've been through xterm, aterm, rxvt, eterm and terminator. Stayed with lxterminal for a while, but I ended with LilyTerm. Pretty much fuckin' awesome terminal.
I just took a look. It doesn't allow you to set the font or the bg/fg colour via command-line options, or, I assume, via X resources. The tab feature seems nice, but other than that I'm a bit confused about what is so nice about it. Care to share? Cheers. P.S. to everyone posting to this thread: if you take the time to state your choice, why not say what is good about your favourite terminal emulator? (I use urxvt because it has tabs, because it does UTF8, and because it is written by people who understand the benefits of X resources.)
Last edited by zsd; 12-29-2012 at 08:44 PM.
Reason: posted too soon