How to use the multiple tabs feature in the Kali Linux terminal

How to use the multiple tabs feature in the Kali Linux terminal

If you spend a lot of time at the terminal as every Kali Linux user does, sometimes is the order a great factor to work right. One of the many problems at working with the command line, is to handle the multiple tabs on the desktop, because if you work with a lot of them at the same time, you will end up with a terrible chaos.

The default terminal of Kali Linux, Gnome Terminal Emulator, allows you to organize your workflow with the terminals by creating a tabbable control in which many terminals can be viewed in a single window.

How to use

By default, Gnome Terminal Emulator  allows you to handle the tabs through keyboard combinations. So just open a new terminal and try with the following combinations:

Add new tab

To add a new tab press:

Ctrl + Shift + T

Close tab

To close a tab, use the following combination once the desired tab is focused:

Ctrl + Shift + W

Switch tab

To focus another tab in the console, use the following combinations. To switch one tab forward:

Ctrl + Pg Up

To switch one tab backwards:

Ctrl + Pg Dn

Move tab position

With Gnome, you are able to change the position of the focused tab by using the following combinations. To move the tab one position up:

Ctrl + Shift + Pg Up

To move the tab one position down:

Ctrl + Shift + Pg Dn

Carlos Delgado

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Carlos Delgado

Interested in programming since he was 14 years old, Carlos is the founder and author of most of the articles at Our Code World. He is currently studying systems engineering at the UDI university in Colombia.

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