A tiling terminal emulator for Linux using GTK+ 3
A tiling terminal emulator for Linux using GTK+ 3. The Tilix web site for users is available at https://gnunn1.github.io/tilix-web.
Tilix is a tiling terminal emulator which uses the VTE GTK+ 3 widget with the following features:
The application was written using GTK 3 and an effort was made to conform to GNOME Human Interface Guidelines (HIG). As a result, it does use CSD (i.e. the GTK HeaderBar) though it can be disabled if necessary. Other than GNOME, only Unity has been tested officially though users have had success with other desktop environments.
Tilix requires the following libraries to be installed in order to run: * GTK 3.18 or later (Tilix 1.8.3 or later, earlier versions supported GTK 3.14) * GTK VTE 0.46 or later * dconf * GSettings * Nautilus-Python (Required for Nautilus integration)
This project is looking for maintainers! At the moment, only very minimal maintenance is done, no new features will be implemented and pull-requests may be reviewed very slowly.
If you are interested in giving Tilix some :heart:, please chime in!
Terminix was recently re-named to Tilix and as a result the settings key changed. To migrate your settings to Tilix, please perform the following steps:
dconf dump /com/gexperts/Terminix/ > terminix.dconf dconf load /com/gexperts/Tilix/ < terminix.dconf
This will export your settings from the Terminix key in dconf and re-import them into the Tilix key.
Note that this will work even after you have uninstalled the Terminix schema, since the user customized settings are available even after the schema got removed, and the default settings are identical between the two and thus do not matter.
Once you have imported the settings and everything is ok you can clear the old Terminix settings with:
dconf reset -f /com/gexperts/Terminix/Finally to copy the bookmarks and custom themes just do:
mv ~/.config/terminix ~/.config/tilix
In some of the screenshots, the
powerlinestatusline shell plugin is used. In order to ensure it works well, you may need to install its fonts and ensure Tilix is aware of them. They can be installed via
sudo apt install fonts-powerlineon Debian/Ubuntu and
sudo dnf install powerline-fontson Fedora/RedHat-based Linux distributions. After installing the fonts, select the "Powerline Symbols" font in Tilix via Preferences -> Default -> Custom Font. Sessions are updated automatically.
If you are having issues with Tilix, feel free to open issues here in github as necessary. Developers and users can also be found on IRC on the freenode network in the #tilix room.
Tilix is localized using Weblate, please visit the Weblate hosted Tilix translations site in order to assist with translations, please do not submit direct pull requests to this repository for translations.
Tilix is written in D and GTK 3 using the gtkd framework. This project uses dub to manage the build process including fetching the dependencies, thus there is no need to install dependencies manually. The only thing you need to install to build the application is the D tools (compiler and Phobos) along with dub itself. Note that D supports three compilers (DMD, GDC and LDC) but Tilix only supports DMD and LDC.
Once you have those installed, compiling the application is a one line command as follows:
dub build --build=release
The application depends on various resources to function correctly, run
sudo ./install.shto build and copy all of the resources to the correct locations. Note this has only been tested on Arch Linux, use with caution. Note :
install.shwill install Tilix to your
/usrdirectory. If you are interested in installing Tilix to a custom location, you can specify the
PREFIXas an argument to the
install.shscript (e.g :
./install.sh $HOME/.localwill install Tilix into
$HOME/.local). However, this requires you to add your
$PREFIX/sharedirectory to your
Note there is also support for building with the Meson buildsystem, please see the wiki page on Meson for more information.
Tilix depends on the following libraries as defined in dub.json: * gtkd >= 3.8.2 * gdk-pixbuf-pixdata (Used when building resource file)
Tilix is available as packages for a variety of distributions.
This method only applies if you installed Tilix manually using the install instructions. If you installed Tilix from a distribution package then use your package manager to remove tilix, do not use these instructions.
Download the uninstall.sh script from this repository and then open a terminal (not Tilix!) in the directory where you saved it. First set the executable flag on the script:
chmod +x uninstall.sh
and then execute it:
sudo sh uninstall.sh