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xfce4-terminal - Terminal Emulator

Xfce Terminal is a lightweight and easy to use terminal emulator application with many advanced features including drop down, tabs, unlimited scrolling, full colors, fonts, transparent backgrounds, and more.



Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can be configured by editing your ~/.config/xfce4/terminal/accels.scm file.

If you want to disable Alt+<N> shortcuts that switch between tabs, do not comment out or delete the corresponding entries in the “accels.scm” file. Just replace the field values with blanks: “”.

Performance Issues

Xfce Terminal is based on the VTE Terminal Widget Library, just like gnome-terminal. Vte is probably not the fastest terminal emulation library on earth, but it's one of the best when it comes to Unicode support, and not to forget, it's actively developed. That said, performance is still an important issue for a terminal emulator and Vte with font-antialiasing enabled can be very slow even on decent systems. Xfce Terminal therefore offers a possibility to explicitly disable anti-aliasing for the terminal font. If you are experiencing problems with the terminal rendering speed, you might want to disable the anti-aliasing for the terminal font.

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Latest Release

  • xfce4-terminal 0.9.0 released (2021/10/16 18:02)
    xfce4-terminal 0.9.0 is now available for download from
    What is xfce4-terminal?
    Xfce4-terminal is a modern terminal emulator for the Unix/Linux desktop
    - primarily for the Xfce desktop environment. It is a lightweight
    emulator based on the VTE widget, easy to use and provides an optional
    drop-down window (game-console style).
    Release notes for 0.9.0
    This is a development release.
    - Replace the deprecated GtkActionEntries with XfceGtkActionEntries
    (Issue #79)
    - Opening a dialog from a drop-down window closes the window (Issue
    - Add `Fill` background image style (MR !23).
    - Improved options parsing (for both short and long forms)
    - Add a menu entry to send signals to the foreground process (Issue
    - Fix `keep window open` preference being applied on restart.
    - Rework "--tab" and "--window" behavior (Issue #13)
    - Ignore unused modifiers for scroll wheel zooming
    - Add alternative shortcuts for zooming (Issue #126)
    - Expand scrolled window and make dialog size 70% of parent (!17)
    - Support libxfce4ui XfceTitledDialog new API
    Unsafe Paste Dialog:
    - Update unsafe paste dialog text (Issue #73)
    - Fix paste button focus
    - Replace subtitle by infobar for Unsafe paste dialog
    - Fix the `unsafe paste` dialog to actually paste
    - Update `.gitignore`, HACKING, AUTHORS, COPYRIGHTS
    - Update --preferences, --tab and --window documentation
    - Fix various typos
    - Fix compilation warnings
    - Remove unnecessary function call (!24)
    Temporary changes (will be changed before the final release):
    - Add a "Do not warn me again" checkbox for the "Unsafe Paste" dialog
    (Issue #129)
    Translation Updates:
      Albanian, Arabic, Armenian (Armenia), Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian,
      Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish,
      Dutch, Eastern Armenian, English (Australia), English (United
      Kingdom), Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew,
      Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingue, Italian, Japanese,
      Kazakh, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan (post
      1500), Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian,
      Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish,
      Ukrainian, Uyghur

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