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To open and close terminals
- To open a new terminal window
- Choose File → Open Terminal (or right-click the terminal window and choose Open Terminal).
- The new terminal inherits the working directory from its parent terminal.
- To close a terminal window
- Choose File → Close Window.
- This action closes the terminal and terminates any subprocesses that you opened from the terminal. If you close the last terminal window, the Terminal application exits.
- To add a new tabbed terminal to a window
- Choose File → Open Tab (or right-click the terminal window and choose Open Tab).
- The new terminal inherits the working directory from the previously active terminal.
To modify a terminal window
- To hide the menubar
- Choose View → Show Menubar (or right-click the terminal window and choose Show Menubar).
- To show a hidden menubar
- Right-click the terminal window and choose Show Menubar from the popup menu.
- To show or hide the toolbars
- Choose View → Show Toolbars.
- To customize the toolbars
- Be sure to show the toolbars first; then choose Edit → Toolbars....
- To show or hide the window decorations
- Choose View → Show Window Borders.
- To put a terminal window into fullscreen
- Choose View → Fullscreen from the menubar (or right-click the terminal window and choose Fullscreen).
- To change the appearance of the terminal window
- See the section called Preferences for information about the options that you choose in the Terminal Preferences dialog to change the appearance and behaviour of the terminal windows. For example, you can change the background color or the location of the scrollbar.