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Old 04-04-2004, 01:01 AM   #1
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Lightweight alternative to Konsole?


Having re-dumped KDE due to responsiveness issues, I find myself clinging to Konsole. It has one feature which I love: the ability to create and switch between "tabs" (seperate terminal sessions in the same window) with simple key combinations. I am not aware of similar functionalty in the basic xterm -- so question 1) is: is there a way to achieve the same in xterm? Question 2) is: since loading Konsole means loading half of KDE, it is pretty resource intensive; is there a less bulky terminal program around which'll do it for me?

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Old 04-04-2004, 01:27 AM   #2
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The gnome-terminal supports tabs, and while I've never used Konsole, it seems to load relatively fast (not as quickly as aterm, but not so slow it angers me) and is a pretty nice all-around terminal. You might want to give that a try.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 07:41 PM   #3
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Eterm w/ Escreen enabled.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 09:14 PM   #4
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Look no further than http://aterm.sourceforge.net/ with http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/ providing tab functionality of course.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 09:40 PM   #5
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I did not know their was a tab feature with konsole, that is cool. :-)
 
Old 04-04-2004, 10:36 PM   #6
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aterm or eterm

though i havent gotten eterm to work it looks pretty cool from screenshots
 
Old 04-04-2004, 10:40 PM   #7
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I like using Eterm just for fun. To be honest I only like it for the transparency and boarderlessness of it. It does look nice.

I like to use Konsole because you can cut and paste into it(practicality)
 
Old 04-04-2004, 10:42 PM   #8
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simplest: xterm
 
Old 04-04-2004, 11:33 PM   #9
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I used Eterm for a while, then switched to aterm...it provides much of the same functionality while using less resources and seems to be a bit simpler to configure.

xterm is indeed the simplest, but doesn't provide the groovy features like transparency and fading that you get from aterm.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 11:40 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by mikshaw
I used Eterm for a while, then switched to aterm...it provides much of the same functionality while using less resources and seems to be a bit simpler to configure.

xterm is indeed the simplest, but doesn't provide the groovy features like transparency and fading that you get from aterm.
I looked at aterm's website and through the man pages (although I'm a little tired) and I couldn't find anything about fading, could you describe how to use that and what it does? Also, is there a way to tint the window to a lighter color, say, instead of blue, light blue?
 
Old 04-04-2004, 11:51 PM   #11
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fading = when you put focus on another application, the contents of the aterm window will dim. If you do "aterm -fade 80" it will dim to 80% when you remove focus from aterm.

tinting would be done with -bg i think (background color) you can use hexidecimal or rgb colors with -bg
 
  


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