Tuesday, April 28, 2015

How To Install Altyo Drop Down Terminal On Ubuntu 15.04

If you have used terminal emulators like guake or tilda the concept of altyo shouldn’t be new – it is a terminal emulator always running in the background with a hotkey binding. This is convenient because you always have a handy terminal with the context of your last working state. altyo is written in vala, depends only on libvte and gtk3
Altyo Features
Design of altyo allow open unlimited tab count, even with long terminal title.
if tabs not fit in the row, they move to a new line.
Drag and drop tabs.
Tabs does not stand out from the terminal.(solid view)
Title of the tabs fully customisable.
You can highlight parts of the terminal header by color (for example, highlight username and hostname)
You can adjust the header of the terminal, using regular expressions(for example cut unnecessary parts).
Autostart with desktop session.
Autostart programs,for example, start mocp and mutt in new tabs by default.
Program will warn you if you try to close the terminal with an important program(ssh,wget pattern is customizable), even if program runned in the background.
Delayed "Close tab", you have 10 seconds before tab will actually closed, so if you change your mind, press R to restore tab, also you may restore tab from terminal popup menu.
You may "Lock" important tab, program will ask you to confirm close tab. ("Lock tab" is available from context menu on tab button)
All options can be configured via graphical settings dialog.
Program will warn you if you setup incorrect setting value, if settings is absent in config file, program will use default value.
Hotkey for the first 20 unlimited tabs (double press of alt+5 will switch to 15 tab, triple press will switch to 25 tab and so on)
You may use css to styling program (thanks to gtk3)
Multi monitor support.
You can setup, on which monitor start by default.
Individual window size and position for each monitor.

The latest version is 0.4 RC 16

Release notes:
  • fix: vala 0.16
  • fix: gtk_style_context_lookup_color vala 0.16
  • fix: some regressions
  • fix: use object instead struct for term colors for vala 0.16
  • fix: wrong color conversion
  • fix: for vala 0.16
  • improvement: remove themes duplicate
  • new: possibility to use css colors in tab title
  • fix: segfault if color not found
  • improvement: theme handling, p1
  • improvement: smooth animation
  • fix: switch to previous tab after close settings
  • improvement: theme handling, p2
  • improvement: theme handling, p3
  • improvement: theme handling, p4
  • use XkbLockGroup to restore window layout #16
  • improvement: prevent window move to another monitor in some cases
  • Aligned program advantages with english standards
  • Tip section aligned to academic english
To install Altyo just run the following commands via your systems Terminal.

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linvinus/altyo
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install altyo

That's all please enjoy this awesome Software.

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