How to Customize Linux Terminal on Chromebook.
In Chrome OS 84, you can have multiple tabs open in the terminal. It looks and feels completely like the terminal version of the Chrome browser. In addition, you have also given several customization options. Having said that, this is how you can access the terminal settings.
Before we start
First, make sure you are using the latest version of Chrome OS, or at least Chrome OS 84 or higher. To check, open preferences and select the About Chrome OS option on the left sidebar. Here you can find out the version of your Chrome OS, if it is below the 84th version, be sure to update the OS. Also, you need to enable Linux on your Chromebook.
How to access Linux Terminal customization
To access the setup, first open Terminal on your Chromebook from the app drawer.
There is no option in the terminal, but you can press and hold or right-click the terminal icon on the shelf and select Preferences from the menu.
Now you can make changes to the terminal settings, as well as track changes in the terminal in real time. And here are all the changes you can make in the terminal settings.
In the “Appearance” section, you can completely change the terminal theme, background color, font, font size, cursor color, blinking, etc. You can scroll down to customize the settings as you wish and the changes take place in real time, so that you can get a clear idea of what is changing and how it looks. I’m not a fan of customizing the look of the terminal, but it makes the terminal more embedded in the Chrome OS design style.
This is the most important section as you can set keyboard shortcuts and mouse preferences. One shortcut that I really missed is Ctrl + V to paste the code into the terminal. Instead, we need to use Ctrl + Shift + V, which creates an inconsistency. But now you can change that here. Just scroll down and turn on “Ctrl + V Paste Behavior” in Keyboard and Mouse Preferences. That’s it, you can get your Crct + V shortcut back.
In fact, you can completely change the behavior of the terminal to behave like a Chrome browser by enabling keyboard shortcuts like ctrl + T to open a new tab, ctrl + 1to9 to switch between tabs, etc.
You also have a behavior section where you can enable things like displaying the terminal’s dimensions when resizing. Anyway, there are no important functions in the behavior section.
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