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Terminal emulator of choice?
GNOME Terminal
16%
 16%  [ 90 ]
KTerm
5%
 5%  [ 31 ]
Eterm
18%
 18%  [ 101 ]
Aterm
24%
 24%  [ 136 ]
PowerShell
0%
 0%  [ 1 ]
Hanterm
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
rxvt
9%
 9%  [ 52 ]
xterm
12%
 12%  [ 66 ]
Emulator? heh! X? heh! A Jedi craves not these things...
2%
 2%  [ 16 ]
Other... (please explain)
9%
 9%  [ 52 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2002 1:27 pm    Post subject: Terminal emulator of choice? Reply with quote

There's quite a few terminal emulators out there...I use Eterm myself. Which one are you using? Many offer similar options, any particular reason why you use that one? Eterm was the first I heard of, so I emerged it and never bothered trying anything else out. :roll:

Most of these I've never heard of, but they were listed in the x11-terms directory. I mostly wondering how much more other terms provide.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2002 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use ATerm, mainly because it can use X resources which makes it very easy to configure, it inherits from xterm and rxvt which is also nice. And it has a neat fast-translucency mode.

Also, for some reason I think it clicked on ETerm when I took the poll ... I was really sure that I selected ATerm though.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2002 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i voted other for "konsole", which is kde's default console...
main reason is because i could never get a proper txttype in aterm to display the real and CLEAR colours...theyre always blurred(the text that is...background is ok etc...i really like aterm's trans scrollbar and other stuff, but for now im sticking to konsole cause it doesnt mess up default colours;p...and also has tabs
hrm i wish konsole could save the tabs come to think of it:/
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2002 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xterm. Because I think it looks better. :D

Also, moved from Desktop Environments (a support forum) to Gentoo Chat (a discussion forum).
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2002 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eterm becuase it has cmod, which makes it real easy to get nice tints.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2002 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

XTerm, because it is the best emulator. Try to do Ctrl-Down or Ctrl-Up on Eterm, Konsole or gnome-terminal... They send the same keycode as when you press Down or Up alone. :(
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2002 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like (and use) Eterm and xterm. I think xterm is the best terminal if you can only have one. However, Eterm has a ton of options which is a plus, but this causes it's man page to be horrible, which is a big minus.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2002 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use aterm cuz it does everything I liked about Eterm, (transparency, mostly) and I couldn't ever figure out how to get rid of the menu bar in Eterm. Instead of bothering to read the documentation, I just used aterm instead, which doesn't have the menu bar. :D
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2002 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Eterm because I couldnt find out how to have a borderWidth in Aterm (seems that it doesnt work in both rxvt and aterm...)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2002 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use rxvt cause it is simple, stupid :D
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2002 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use rxvt--the other terminal that I frequently use is mlterm (Just got put in ports, but is still masked for testing, though unmasking it, I installed and used it without problem). I need one that can input Japanese, which both rxvt and mlterm do.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 6:12 am    Post subject: where is Konsole? Reply with quote

Konsole is my favorite!! tabs rule, and have a lot of options ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer konsole in KDE, multi-gnome-terminal in Gnome, rxvt in vanilla X. Oh, and Putty in Windows. (How's that for a politically-neutral answer?)

konsole's idea of allowing multiple xterms on separate tabs in the same physical window seemed like a silly gimmick to me at first, but when you need 12 xterms and you only have screen space for 4, it's very handy. Though you have to give some thought to organizing them, or you spend all your time hunting for the right xterm.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer to use several XTerms spread over something like seven desktops. I rarely need more than one or two XTerms for a particular task (or I'm doing something wrong), and they fit nicely in a desktop.

Of course, you need a way to switch between so many desktops easily. The Alt+1, Alt+2, etc. key combos of Window Maker a quite fantastic for that. The Alt key is definitely the most worn out of my keys.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use rvxt .. it is the fastest of all terms. Eterm takes time to start. I dont need transparency. it does everything i need it to.

for those who claim that konsole is good because of the tabs.. try using a different window manager where tabs can be applied to all applications. i dont need that functionality in a term. i have a rule in my .pekwm/autoconfs file that groups terms together every time i start a new one.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pigeon wrote:
I use aterm cuz it does everything I liked about Eterm, (transparency, mostly) and I couldn't ever figure out how to get rid of the menu bar in Eterm. Instead of bothering to read the documentation, I just used aterm instead, which doesn't have the menu bar. :D

Probably no use to you now but just put "visible no" in the button_bar section of the /usr/share/Eterm/themes/Eterm/theme.cfg file :). Or alternatively start eterm with the "--buttonbar 0" option.
Oh and yes I voted Eterm as it's cool, can be customized to look very nice and well tinted terminals are just cool ;) Can't wait till we get a terminal emulator with real translucency in X.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xterm was the default(not sure if it was default or I picked it) that I happened to have when I installed Gentoo. I've been very happy with it, like it better than the one I was using before in Mandrake(konsole, I think). Other than that I haven't tried any others. I don't really want transparency, so xterm is fine.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aterm.
I dislike Eterm 'cause of all the shit that is default (background images, menubar etc :?).
Also, aterm is smaller, faster, and doesn't fsck up man pages like someone mentioned. :P
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Konsole 4 lyfe. :mrgreen:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

powerterm... gotta love tabbed terminals.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use Eterm(but i have a noobish question..and i do not want to start another thread)
how can you copy from Eterm to (let's say mozilla)
you can paste by clicking the middle button but how can you copy??
or tell me another terminal that can do copy/paste (konsole and gnome-terminal do not count ;) )

i also use gnome-terminal btw...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mortix wrote:
i use Eterm(but i have a noobish question..and i do not want to start another thread)
how can you copy from Eterm to (let's say mozilla)
you can paste by clicking the middle button but how can you copy??
or tell me another terminal that can do copy/paste (konsole and gnome-terminal do not count ;) )

i also use gnome-terminal btw...

:?: In Eterm just like every other X app you copy automagically just by highlighting text :)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure about eterm but in xterm you just highlight the text and click the middle button(if you have one, not sure what to do if you don't have one) where you want to paste the text to(like this reply winndow). I think that behavior is pretty standard. Basically, if you leave the text highlighted in the terminal window, you can think of it as being in some 'copy buffer' to paste in any window that will take text by middle clicking.

edit: Thinking of it as a buffer prompted me to do a test: I opened two terminals and highlighted text in one, then tried to highlight some text in the other, this caused the highlighted text in the other to be unhighlighted, indicating that it behaves as a single buffer.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use xterm --

1. I know it, it works well, and is lightweight
2. It is available on almost every Linux system with X
3. It is the only terminal emulator there is in the HP-UX/AIX/Sun boxen I administer.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx
good ol' middle button :P
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