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
Keybindingstab and scroll down until you find the line that has the following information:
Toggle window visibility
- Click on the
Keybindingcolumn (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
Keybindingcolumn will change to
- Hit the
closebutton 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
F12writes 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
configis 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:
[global_config] [keybindings] hide_window = F12 [layouts] [[default]] [[[child1]]] parent = window0 type = Terminal [[[window0]]] parent = "" type = Window [plugins] [profiles] [[default]]
- Save the file and start
terminator, pressing the
F12key should hide the terminal, pressing it once more should make it reappear.
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If you want a way to have the same behavior and launch terminator if there is not instance running, see the following:
Excelent tip!! Thank you.
This solution used to work before, but after installing Ubuntu 20.04 from scratch, this doesn’t work anymore. Anyone else experienced this?