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Old 06-07-2016, 08:44 AM   #16
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I like simple xterm with basic features (scrollbar?) like rxvt or urxvt
Others may have said similar, but I saw keefaz's first and I agree.

Simple xterm I'm not into extra names or something that someone has enhanced for my benefits, because they largely may not know what benefits me.

The original post (SORRY!) bugged me, due to my own quirks. I detest mouse driven forms. Not because I have bad motor skills, in fact I do a ton of Photoshop and pixel based editing, so I use the mouse a lot.

In a Linux text terminal, or editor (Yes, I use gnuemacs) I type, and also because I long ago learned to type correctly, both in High School as a mandatory part of the curriculum, and also having worked as a teletype operator and thus needing to keep a circuit synchronized with my typing pace.

So what I love about terminal are things like CTRL-A, CTRL-E, CTRL-left/right arrow, CTRL-C, and up arrow..
 
Old 06-08-2016, 11:20 PM   #17
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Drag and drop? In a terminal? How does that work?
 
Old 06-09-2016, 12:13 AM   #18
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I've definitely found that useful from time to time, text can be dragged to paste as well.
 
Old 06-09-2016, 08:36 AM   #19
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Drag and drop? In a terminal? How does that work?
Hi sgosnell.

As Jamison said, you can drag and drop text into the terminal. Also you can drag and drop a file (e.g. a script) to run.
 
Old 06-09-2016, 01:22 PM   #20
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Terminator is my favorite. I like that I can have multiple terminals open at the same time and can tab them into groups, resize them easily and lots of customization.
 
Old 06-09-2016, 01:40 PM   #21
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For my everyday use with tiling WM
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I like simple xterm with basic features (scrollbar?) like rxvt or urxvt
If I happen to have KDE going I like to use Yakuake, just so I can hotkey and it slides down from top.
 
Old 06-09-2016, 01:42 PM   #22
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Advice Pro* have you seen: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ar-4175562729/ ...
 
Old 06-09-2016, 04:49 PM   #23
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I'll have to look into this Compton thingee. Thanks.

And all these years I thought Compton was a neighborhood in Los Angeles.

I still like Terminator's tiling windows, even though I don't like tiling window managers.
This Compton is probably a little more friendly. If you decide to try it, these are the options I'm using with Fluxbox
Code:
compton -cCGf -o 0.5 -t 0 -l 0 -r 3 -m 0.8 -e 0.8 --backend glx --glx-no-stencil --detect-transient --no-fading-destroyed-argb &
 
Old 06-09-2016, 08:03 PM   #24
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With Tilda, and I think most terminals, you can highlight text in a regular window, then go to the terminal and click the mouse wheel and it's pasted into the terminal. I've never even considered trying to drag and drop into a terminal, there just isn't any need that I can see. I just tried a drag-and-drop into Tilda, and it does nothing, but IMO it's easier to just highlight the text and move the mouse to the terminal without needing to drag anything. That works in xterm, Xfce terminal, and every other terminal I've tried, although I certainly haven't tried all of them. Dropping a file might be useful to some, but to me it's just as easy to type the filename, without having to reach for the mouse and manipulate it. If I do have the mouse, and the file manager open, I can right-click on the file and select "Open with Tilda". But there's a reason there are lots of options, everyone's taste is different.

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Old 06-09-2016, 08:15 PM   #25
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Thumbs up

One example is a folder: you could right click for properties and copy the path, paste then go back and copy the folders name and append it to the path or just drag the folder to the terminal and voila... and on and on with more conveniences. I guess not for everyone? For me I like most if not all of them.

Edit: also depends on where you're at KDE, Ratpoison, CLI &c... why have "bloat" if your not gonna use it?

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Old 06-09-2016, 10:46 PM   #26
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You can just highlight the folder path in the properties dialog, then wheel-click in the terminal without going back and clicking and dragging. Or if you're using Thunar, the path is at the top of the window, so just highlight it and wheel-click in the terminal. I haven't used other file managers in so long I've forgotten whether that's available in them, but it certainly works in Thunar. But again, it's a matter of taste and personal preference.
 
Old 06-10-2016, 12:43 AM   #27
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Termite, with st coming in second.

They both have 24-bit color support, which is a nice feature that neovim and (the current releases of) vim take advantage of. Of course they also have perfect italic and UTF-8 support, true composited transparency, and other now-standard features.

Oh, scrollback? I don't care. I use tmux for that.

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Old 06-10-2016, 01:04 AM   #28
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Or, you can just drag stuff there &c,,, is kinda like: why use a mouse at all?

Add: or a GUI?

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Old 06-11-2016, 03:24 AM   #29
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rxvt-unicode aka urxvt.
half of the features mentioned in post #1 are there regardless of which emulator one is using.
the other half can be achieved with perl plugins for urxvt.
but i don't need those; what i need is a hotkey for opening a terminal window, alt+f4 for closing it. quick window resizing keyboard shortcuts if i have more than one open.
the most important feature for me is (almost) infinite scrollback, and a huge history file, and aliases.
 
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rxvt-unicode aka urxvt.
half of the features mentioned in post #1 are there regardless of which emulator one is using.
the other half can be achieved with perl plugins for urxvt.
but i don't need those; what i need is a hotkey for opening a terminal window, alt+f4 for closing it. quick window resizing keyboard shortcuts if i have more than one open.
the most important feature for me is (almost) infinite scrollback, and a huge history file, and aliases.
Be careful with infinite scrollback. I had written a script that ran in a loop. It had an error, and the loop ate all of my ram in seconds!
 
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