2008.11: terminator is my favourite application

There’s a lot of new applications in 2008.11—cheese is useful for testing your USB webcam and making self-portraits for avatars and profile pictures and I’m very intrigued by gobby—but I already have my favourite: terminator. Here’s a scaled screenshot:

terminator thumbnail

I used to use ion as my window manager, so getting some tiling back is great. A side effect of those days is that I expect F2 to start a terminal, which is easy with a little gconf editing:

$ gconftool-2 -s /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/run_command_1 \
-t string 'F2'
$ gconftool-2 -s /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands/command_1 \
-t string '/usr/bin/terminator'

There’s a little bug in handling the title bar I’d like to see fixed, but I can ignore that in return for greater terminal density.

Update: Col likes it, too.

[ T: OpenSolaris GNOME terminator ]