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NAME

       ~/.config/terminator/config - the config file for Terminator terminal emulator.

DESCRIPTION

       This  manual  page  documents  briefly  the Terminator config file. Terminator manages its
       configuration file via the ConfigObj library to  combine  flexibility  with  clear,  human
       editable  files. As of version 0.90, Terminator offers a full GUI preferences editor which
       automatically saves its config file so you don't need to write a config file by hand.

FILE LOCATION

       Normally the config file will be ~/.config/terminator/config, but  it  may  be  overridden
       with $XDG_CONFIG_HOME (in which case it will be $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/terminator/config)

FILE FORMAT

       This is what a Terminator config file should look like:

         # This is a comment
         [global_config]
           focus = system

         [keybindings]
           full_screen = <Ctrl><Shift>F11

         [profiles]
           [[default]]
             font = Fixed 10
             background_color = "#000000" # A comment
             foreground_color = "#FFFFFF" # Note that hex colour values must be quoted
             scrollback_lines = '500' #More comment. Single quotes are valid too
             cursor_blink = True
             custom_command = "echo \"foo#bar\"" #Final comment - this will work as expected.

       Below are the individual sections that can exist in the config file:

global_config

       These are the options Terminator currently supports in the global_config section:

       dbus   Control  whether  or  not Terminator will load its DBus server. When this server is
              loaded, running Terminator multiple times will cause the first  Terminator  process
              to  open  additional  windows.  If  this configuration item is set to False, or the
              python dbus module is unavailable, running Terminator multiple  times  will  run  a
              separate Terminator process for each invocation.  Default value: False

       focus  Control  how  focus  is given to terminals. 'click' means the focus only moves to a
              terminal after you click in it. 'sloppy' means the  focus  will  follow  the  mouse
              pointer.  'system'  means the focus will match that used by a GNOME window manager.
              Default value: click

       handle_size
              Controls the width of the separator between terminals. Anything outside  the  range
              0-5  (inclusive)  will be ignored and use your default theme value.  Default value:
              -1

       geometry_hinting
              If True the window will resize in step with font sizes, if  False  it  will  follow
              pixels Default value: True

       window_state
              When  set  to  'normal'  the Terminator window opens normally. 'maximise' opens the
              window in a maximised state, 'fullscreen' in a fullscreen state and  'hidden'  will
              make it not shown by default.  Default value: normal

       borderless (boolean)
              Controls  whether  the  Terminator  window  will  be started without window borders
              Default value: False

       tab_position
              Defines where tabs are placed.  Can be any of: top, left, right, bottom.   If  this
              is  set to "hidden", the tab bar will not be shown. Note that hiding the tab bar is
              very confusing and not recommended.  Default value: top

       close_button_on_tab (boolean)
              If set to True, tabs will have a close button on them.  Default value: True

       hide_tabbar (boolean)
              If set to True, the tab bar will be hidden. This means  there  will  be  no  visual
              indication  of  either  how many tabs there are, or which one you are on. Be warned
              that this can be very confusing and hard to use.  NOTE: THIS OPTION IS  DEPRECATED,
              USE tab_position INSTEAD Default value: False

       scroll_tabbar (boolean)
              If set to True, the tab bar will not fill the width of the window. The titlebars of
              the tabs will only take as much space as is necessary for the  text  they  contain.
              Except,  that  is, if the tabs no longer fit the width of the window - in that case
              scroll buttons will appear to move through the tabs.  Default value: False

       try_posix_regexp (boolean)
              If set to True, URL matching regexps will try to use POSIX style  first,  and  fall
              back  on GNU style on failure.  If you are on Linux but URL matches don't work, try
              setting this to True.  If you are not on Linux, but you get VTE warnings on startup
              saying  "Error  compiling  regular  expression",  set this to False to silence them
              (they are otherwise harmless).  Default value: False on Linux, True otherwise.

       title_transmit_fg_color
              Sets the colour of the text shown in the titlebar of the active terminal.   Default
              value: '#FFFFFF'

       title_transmit_bg_color
              Sets  the colour of the background of the titlebar in the active terminal.  Default
              value: '#C80003'

       title_receive_fg_color
              Sets the colour of the text shown in the titlebar of any terminal that will receive
              input from the active terminal.  Default value: '#FFFFFF'

       title_receive_bg_color
              Sets the colour of the background of the titlebar of any terminal that will receive
              input from the active terminal.  Default value: '#0076C9'

       title_inactive_fg_color
              Sets the colour of the text shown in the titlebar of any  terminal  that  will  not
              receive input from the active terminal.  Default value: '#000000'

       title_inactive_bg_color
              Sets  the  colour  of  the background of the titlebar of any terminal that will not
              receive input from the active terminal.  Default value: '#C0BEBF'

       enabled_plugins
              A list of plugins which should be loaded by default. All other plugin classes  will
              be  ignored. The default value includes two plugins related to Launchpad, which are
              enabled by default to provide continuity with earlier releases where these were the
              only  substantial  plugins  available,  and  all  plugins  were  loaded by default.
              Default value: "LaunchpadBugURLHandler, LaunchpadCodeURLHandler"

keybindings

       These are the options Terminator currently supports in the keybindings section:

       zoom_in
              Make font one unit larger.  Default value: <Ctrl>plus

       zoom_out
              Make font one unit smaller.  Default value: <Ctrl>minus

       zoom_normal
              Return font to pre-configured size.  Default value: <Ctrl>0

       new_tab
              Open a new tab.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>T

       cycle_next
              Cycle forwards through the tabs.  Default value: <Ctrl>Tab

       cycle_prev
              Cycle backwards through the tabs.  Default  value:  <Ctrl><Shift>Tab  go_next  Move
              cursor focus to the next tab.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>N

       go_prev
              Move cursor focus to the previous tab.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>P

       go_up  Move cursor focus to the terminal above.  Default value: <Alt>Up

       go_down
              Move cursor focus to the terminal below.  Default value: <Alt>Down

       go_left
              Move cursor focus to the terminal to the left.  Default value: <Alt>Left

       go_right
              Move cursor focus to the terminal to the right.  Default value: <Alt>Right

       split_horiz
              Split the current terminal horizontally.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>O

       split_vert
              Split the current terminal vertically.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>E

       close_term
              Close the current terminal.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>W

       copy   Copy the currently selected text to the clipboard.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>C

       paste  Paste the current contents of the clipboard.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>V

       toggle_scrollbar
              Show/Hide the scrollbar.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>S

       search Search for text in the terminal scrollback history.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>F

       close_window
              Quit Terminator.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>Q

       resize_up
              Move the parent dragbar upwards.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>Up

       resize_down
              Move the parent dragbar downwards.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>Down

       resize_left
              Move the parent dragbar left.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>Left

       resize_right
              Move the parent dragbar right.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>Right

       move_tab_right
              Swap   the   current   tab   with   the   one   to   its   right.   Default  value:
              <Ctrl><Shift>Page_Down

       move_tab_left
              Swap the current tab with the one to its left.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>Page_Up

       toggle_zoom
              Zoom/Unzoom the current terminal to fill the window.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>X

       scaled_zoom
              Zoom/Unzoom the current terminal to fill the window, and scale its  font.   Default
              value: <Ctrl><Shift>Z

       next_tab
              Move to the next tab.  Default value: <Ctrl>Page_Down

       prev_tab
              Move to the previous tab.  Default value: <Ctrl>Page_Up

       switch_to_tab_1 - switch_to_tab_10
              Keys  to  switch directly to the numbered tab.  Note that <Alt><Shift>1 may need to
              be provided as <Alt>! or similar,  depending  on  your  keyboard  layout.   Default
              value: Unbound

       full_screen
              Toggle the window to a fullscreen window.  Default value: F11

       reset  Reset the terminal state.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift>R

       reset_clear
              Reset   the   terminal  state  and  clear  the  terminal  window.   Default  value:
              <Ctrl><Shift>G

       hide_window
              Toggle visibility of the Terminator window.  Default value: <Ctrl><Shift><Alt>a

       group_all
              Group all terminals together so input sent to one goes to  all  of  them.   Default
              value: <Super>g

       ungroup_all
              Remove grouping from all terminals.  Default value: <Super><Shift>G

       group_tab
              Group all terminals in the current tab together so input sent to one goes to all of
              them.  Default value: <Super>t

       ungroup_tab
              Remove  grouping  from  all  terminals  in  the  current   tab.    Default   value:
              <Super><Shift>T

       new_window
              Open  a  new  Terminator  window  as  part of the existing process.  Default value:
              <Ctrl><Shift>I

       new_terminator
              Spawn a new instance of Terminator.  Default value: <Super>i

profiles

       These are the options Terminator currently supports in the profiles section.  Each profile
       should be its own subsection with a header in the format [[name]]

       allow_bold  (boolean)  If  true, allow applications in the terminal to make text boldface.
       Default value: True

       antialias (boolean)
              If false, do not apply anti-aliasing to fonts in the terminal.  Default value: True

       audible_bell (boolean)
              If true, make a noise when applications send the escape sequence for  the  terminal
              bell.  Default value: False

       visible_bell (boolean)
              If  true,  flash  the  terminal  when applications send the escape sequence for the
              terminal bell.  Default value: False

       urgent_bell (boolean)
              If true, set the window manager "urgent" hint when  applications  send  the  escale
              sequence  for  the  terminal  bell.  Any  keypress  will  cancel the urgent status.
              Default value: False

       icon_bell (boolean)
              If true, briefly show a small icon on the terminal title bar for the terminal bell.
              Default value: True

       force_no_bell (boolean)
              If  true, don't make a noise or flash. All terminal bells will be ignored.  Default
              value: False

       use_theme_colors
              If true, ignore the configured colours and  use  values  from  the  theme  instead.
              Default value: False

       background_color
              Default colour of terminal background, as a colour specification (can be HTML-style
              hex digits,  or  a  colour  name  such  as  "red").  Note:  You  may  need  to  set
              use_theme_colors=False  to  force  this  setting  to  take  effect.  Default value:
              '#000000'

       background_darkness
              A value between 0.0 and 1.0 indicating how much to darken the background image. 0.0
              means  no  darkness,  1.0  means fully dark. If the terminal is set to transparent,
              this setting controls how transparent it is. 0.0 means fully transparent, 1.0 means
              fully opaque.  Default value: 0.5

       background_type
              Type  of  terminal  background.  May  be "solid" for a solid colour, "image" for an
              image, or "transparent" for  full  transparency  in  compositing  window  managers,
              otherwise pseudo transparency.  Default value: solid

       background_image
              Path  to  an image file to be used for the background of terminals.  Default value:
              Nothing

       backspace_binding
              Sets what code the backspace key generates. Possible values are "ascii-del" for the
              ASCII  DEL  character,  "control-h"  for  Control-H  (AKA  the ASCII BS character),
              "escape-sequence" for the escape sequence typically bound to backspace  or  delete.
              "ascii-del"  is  normally  considered  the  correct  setting for the Backspace key.
              Default value: ascii-del

       delete_binding
              Sets what code the delete key generates. Possible values are  "ascii-del"  for  the
              ASCII  DEL  character,  "control-h"  for  Control-H  (AKA  the ASCII BS character),
              "escape-sequence" for the escape sequence typically bound to backspace  or  delete.
              "escape-sequence"  is  normally  considered the correct setting for the Delete key.
              Default value: escape-sequence

       color_scheme (boolean)
              If specified this sets foreground_color and  background_color  to  pre-set  values.
              Possible   options   are   'grey_on_black',   'black_on_yellow',  'black_on_white',
              'white_on_black', 'green_on_black', 'orange_on_black', 'ambience'.  Default  value:
              grey_on_black

       cursor_blink (boolean)
              Controls if the cursor blinks.  Default value: True

       cursor_color
              Default  colour of cursor, as a colour specification (can be HTML-style hex digits,
              or a colour name such as "red").  Default value: Current value of foreground_color

       cursor_shape
              Default shape of cursor.  Possibilities  are  "block",  "ibeam",  and  "underline".
              Default value: block

       emulation
              Sets what type of terminal should be emulated.  Default value: xterm

       use_system_font
              Whether  or  not  to  use  the GNOME default monospace font for terminals.  Default
              value: True

       font   An Pango font name. Examples are "Sans 12" or "Monospace Bold 14".  Default  value:
              Mono 8

       foreground_color
              Default  colour  of  text  in the terminal, as a colour specification (can be HTML-
              style hex digits, or a colour name such as  "red").  Note:  You  may  need  to  set
              use_theme_colors=False  to  force  this  setting  to  take  effect.  Default value:
              '#AAAAAA'

       scrollbar_position
              Where to put  the  terminal  scrollbar.  Possibilities  are  "left",  "right",  and
              "disabled".  Default value: right

       show_titlebar
              If  true,  a titlebar will be drawn for each terminal which shows the current title
              of that terminal.  Default value: True

       scroll_background (boolean)
              If true, scroll the background image with the foreground text; if false,  keep  the
              image in a fixed position and scroll the text above it.  Default value: True

       scroll_on_keystroke (boolean)
              If true, pressing a key jumps the scrollbar to the bottom.  Default value: True

       scroll_on_output (boolean)
              If  true,  whenever  there's  new  output  the  terminal will scroll to the bottom.
              Default value: True

       alternate_screen_scroll (boolean)
              Whether or not the mouse wheel scrolls alternate screen buffers  (man,  vim,  mutt,
              etc).  This  is  the  default  behavior  of  VTE,  however Ubuntu and possbly other
              distributions feature patched versions of VTE where this functionality is optional.
              The  option  only  effects  the  patched  versions of VTE, otherwise it is ignored.
              Default value: True

       scrollback_lines
              Number of scrollback lines to keep around. You can scroll back in the  terminal  by
              this  number  of  lines;  lines  that don't fit in the scrollback are discarded. Be
              careful with this setting; it's the primary factor in determining how  much  memory
              the terminal will use.  Default value: 500

       scrollback_infinite
              If  this  is set to True, scrollback_lines will be ignored and VTE will continue to
              allocate RAM for scrollback history.  Default value: False

       focus_on_close
              Sets which terminal should get the focus when another terminal  is  closed.  Values
              can  be "prev", "next" or "auto".  Using "auto", if the closed terminal is within a
              splitted window, the focus will be on the sibling terminal rather than another tab.
              Default value: auto

       exit_action
              Possible  values  are  "close"  to close the terminal, and "restart" to restart the
              command.  Default value: close

       palette
              Terminals have a 16-colour palette that applications inside the terminal  can  use.
              This is that palette, in the form of a colon-separated list of colour names. Colour
              names should be in hex format e.g. "#FF00FF".

       word_chars
              When selecting text by word, sequences of these characters  are  considered  single
              words. Ranges can be given as "A-Z". Literal hyphen (not expressing a range) should
              be the first character given.  Default value: '-A-Za-z0-9,./?%&#:_'

       mouse_autohide (boolean)
              Controls whether the mouse cursor should be hidden while  typing.   Default  value:
              True

       use_custom_command (boolean)
              If  True,  the  value  of custom_command will be used instead of the default shell.
              Default value: False

       custom_command
              Command to execute instead of the default shell, if use_custom_command  is  set  to
              True.  Default value: Nothing

       http_proxy
              URL of an HTTP proxy to use, e.g. http://proxy.lan:3128/ Default value: Nothing

       encoding
              Character set to use for the terminal.  Default value: UTF-8

       copy_on_selection (boolean)
              If  set  to True, text selections will be automatically copied to the clipboard, in
              addition to being made the Primary selection.  Default value: False

layouts

       This describes the layouts section of the config file. Like with the profiles, each layout
       should be defined as a sub-section with a name formatted like: [[name]].

       Each object in a layout is a named sub-sub-section with various properties:

       [layouts]
         [[default]]
           [[window0]]
             type = Window
           [[child1]]
             type = Terminal
             parent = window0

       Window  objects may not have a parent attribute. Every other object must specify a parent.
       This is how the structure of the window is determined.

plugins

       Terminator plugins can add their own configuration to the config file, and will appear  as
       a  sub-section.  Please  refer  to  the  documentation  of  individual  plugins  for  more
       information.

SEE ALSO

       gnome-terminal(1),http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/configobj.html