Use tabs

The tab bar is shown at the top a Terminal window that has multiple tabs open (it looks like a row of buttons). Click on a tab to switch to it. You can open multiple tabs to manage your work in Terminal. This will allow you to multi-task with activities such as running programs, browsing directories and editing text files in a single Terminal window.

Open a new tab

To open a new tab inside your current Terminal window:

  1. Press Shift+Ctrl+T.

Remove a tab

To close an existing tab inside your current Terminal window:

  1. Press Shift+Ctrl+W.

Alternatively, you can click on the × in the top right corner of the tab or right click on the tab and select Close Terminal.

Reorder tabs

To change the ordering of tabs in a window:

  1. Click and hold the left mouse button on the tab.

  2. Drag the tab to the desired position among the other tabs.

  3. Release the mouse button.

The tab will be placed in the position closest to where you released the tab, immediately beside other open tabs.

Alternatively, you can reorder a tab by right clicking on a tab and selecting Move Terminal Left to move the tab to the left or Move Terminal Right to move the tab to the right. This will reorder the tab position by moving it one place at a time.