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Changing Xdefaults to tweak the look of Xterm

Xterm is a classical lightweight terminal for Linux/Unix which is a simple but yet effective way to get your command line work done.To install Xterm look for something like xterm or xterminal inside your package manager.

One problem with the Xterm is however that by default it might look something that you might like to customize at some point if you are one of those people who always tweak and change things. 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