First way to make
terminator toggle its visibility using the
F12 key (like
- Right click anywhere in the terminal area and click on the
- In the new window, click on the
Keybindings tab and scroll down until you find the line that has the following information:
Toggle window visibility
- Click on the
Keybinding column (3rd column), the value will change to
New accelerator..., hit the key combination you want to be used to toggle the visibility of
terminator. If you want the same behavior as
F12. You will see that the value in the
Keybinding column will change to
- Hit the
close button to close the settings window.
- In the terminal try the key you just set (e.g F12) to see if it works. If it doesn’t work and in the case of
F12 writes on the terminal a
~, close terminator and re-open it for the changes to get applied.
Second way to make terminator toggle its visibility using the F12 key (like guake)
- Create the folder tree
~/.config/terminator (maybe it exists already). Please note that the
. in front of
config is purposely there, it is the way to hide a folder.
- In the folder create a file named
config (the full path would be
~/.config/terminator/config) and put the following as content:
hide_window = F12
parent = window0
type = Terminal
parent = ""
type = Window
- Save the file and start
terminator, pressing the
F12 key should hide the terminal, pressing it once more should make it reappear.