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Integrate terminal client to your desktop: the case of aterm

As I covered the case of top-down terminal tilda in an earlier post I had an idea to write a post about another terminal client which I used during the last few years. This terminal was called aterm: a nice program which you could literally integrate to your desktop.

Aterm is a great terminal to customize and I really recommend to check out the manual pages of aterm for more information: in terminal client(s) type: man aterm. Continue reading

Alternative terminal client: top-down terminal tilda

As things develop and you use your computer daily it might happen that you find out that the terminal client you are using gets in the way when it comes down to productivity. I used use lxterminal and gnome-terminal (and even xterm on a rare occasions) but as it is today I have replaced all of them with a nice top-down terminal called tilda.

Explanation: What is tilda?

Tilda is a nice terminal client which can sit on the background of your system. When you press a shortkey it will pop up and disappear once you press the shortkey again. Tilda feels very similar to guake which used to be my default choice in the past. Nowadays guake has however become unusable for me so I switched to tilda instead. I do however encourage to try them both to see which one fits. Continue reading