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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 0.9.1 released (2021/12/10 12:30)
    xfce4-terminal 0.9.1 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 0.9.1
    This is a development release.
    New features:
    - Use GtkScrolledWindow for TerminalScreen and add an overlay-scrolling
    preference (Issue #149)
    - Support the new Shortcuts editor widget (requires libxfce4ui 4.17.2 or
    - New preference: Select right click action
    - Improved `scrolling-on-output` behaviour.
    - Unsafe Paste Dialog temporary override (Issue #106)
    - Fix regression: File Menu missing `Close Window` entry
    - Fix regression: Disable Help shortcut does not work
    - Fix regression: go-to accelerators not working on startup
    - Fix regression: Revert accelerator paths to maintain backwards
    - Use the latest .glade file structure
    - Change incorrect reference to ${XDG_CONFIG_DIRS} in man page (Issue
    - Change outdated documentation links
    - 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,

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