Adam. R

How to install Tilix Terminal Emulator on Ubuntu!

Created September 26, 2021

What is Tilix Terminal Emulator?

Tilix is a tiling terminal emulator formerly known as Terminix. It is an enhancement over a regular terminal and provides some important features.


 - Enable users to split the terminal into different sections in order to avoid switching between multiple tabs of the terminal.
 - Allows arranging and rearranging the split panes easily using drag and drop.
 - Support different terminal themes and layouts.
 - Notification support when the processes are completed.
 - Enables to use a transparent background.
 - Quake mode – Allows using a keyboard shortcut to show or hide the terminal window.
 - The highly configurable user interface, background images, etc.
 - Input can be synchronized between terminals so commands typed in one terminal are replicated to the others.


Want to install Tilix in Ubuntu the old-fashioned way? This is my preferred method is to download the .zip file from the Tilix GitHub Repostiory

To install Tilix on Ubuntu run these commands in the GNOME Terminal (or any other terminal emulator of your choice:

cd /Downloads
sudo unzip -d /
sudo glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/

These commands will extract the zip and move everything to where it needs to be to work.

These commands also make sure Tilix is accessible from whichever application launcher your desktop set up uses, meaning you won’t have to issue a terminal command to launch it!

That’s it, you have successfully installed Tilix on your Ubuntu Device and you can start using it!

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