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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: True

       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
              0-20  (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: False

       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

       broadcast_default
              Defines default broadcast behavior.  Can be  any  of:  all,  group,  off.   Default
              value: group

       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.

       use_custom_url_handler (boolean)
              If  set  to True, URL handling will be given over entirely to the program specified
              by 'custom_url_handler'.  Default value: False

       custom_url_handler (string)
              Path to a program which accepts a URI as an argument and  does  something  relevant
              with  it.  This  option  is ignored unless 'use_custom_url_handler' is set to True.
              Default value: unset

       disable_real_transparency (string)
              If this is set to True, Terminator will never try to  use  'real'  transparency  if
              your  windowing  environment  supports  it. Instead it will use 'fake' transparency
              where a background image is shown, but other windows are not.  Default value: False

       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'

       title_use_system_font (boolean)
              Whether or not to use the GNOME default proportional font for  titlebars.   Default
              value: True

       title_font (string)
              An  Pango font name. Examples are "Sans 12" or "Monospace Bold 14".  Default value:
              "Sans 9"

       inactive_color_offset
              Controls how much to reduce the colour values of fonts in  terminals  that  do  not
              have  focus.  It  is  a  simple  multiplication  factor.  A  font  colour  that was
              RGB(200,200,200) with an inactive_color_offset of 0.5 would set inactive  terminals
              to RGB(100,100,100).

       always_split_with_profile
              Controls  whether  splits/tabs  will  continue  to  use  the  profile of their peer
              terminal. If set to False, they will  always  use  the  default  profile.   Default
              value: False

       putty_paste_style (boolean)
              If  set  to  True,  right-click will paste the Primary selection, middle-click will
              popup the context menu.  Default value: False

       smart_copy (boolean)
              If set to True, and there is no selection, the shortcut is allowed to pass through.
              This  is  useful  for overloading Ctrl-C to copy a selection, or send the SIGINT to
              the current process if there is no selection. If False the shortcut does  not  pass
              through at all, and the SIGINT does not get sent.  Default value: True

       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

       rotate_cw
              Rotate terminals clockwise.  Default value: <Super>R

       rotate_ccw
              Rotate terminals counter-clockwise.  Default value: <Super><Shift>R

       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

       edit_window_title
              Edit the current active window's title Default value: <Ctrl><Alt>W

       edit_tab_title
              Edit the currently active tab's title Default value: <Ctrl><Alt>A

       edit_terminal_title
              Edit the currently active terminal's title Default value: <Ctrl><Alt>X

       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

       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

       bold_is_bright
              If true, show bold text with increased brightness. If false, then text boldness can
              be  controlled  by  applications  independently  from the text brightness.  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 or "transparent" for
              full transparency in compositing window managers.  Default value: solid

       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',
              'solarized_dark', 'solarized_light'.  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

       term   This translates into the value that will be set for TERM in the environment of your
              terminals.  Default value: xterm-256color

       colorterm
              This translates into the value that will be set for COLORTERM in the environment of
              your terminals.  Default value: truecolor

       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 10

       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: False

       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.
              Warning: with large values, rewrapping on resize might be slow.  Default value: 500

       scrollback_infinite
              If  this  is  set  to  True, scrollback_lines will be ignored and VTE will keep the
              entire 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
              split 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  also  considered
              members  of single words. The hyphen and alphanumerics do not need to be specified.
              Ranges can be given as "A-Z".  Default value: ',./?%&#:_'

       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

       terminator(1), http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/configobj.html