I have two profiles in my Gnome Terminal, one uses specific image for background. Would like to switch between them when I enter/exit
So far, I do this by Alt+t and navigating to the other profile. But would like to have this automated.
vim newFile # profile changes to Vim-one :q # it changes back to default vim confFile # profile changes to Vim-one Ctrl-z # vim is suspended, default profile enters cmd_that_uses_changed_config_file fg # vim is brought back from suspension, profile changes again...
Now I realize that automating this fully may be difficult, so keyboard shortcut to do this is perfectly fine. I searched Gnome Terminal shortcuts but Terminal menu has three of them only: title, reset, reset and clear.
Any ideas, hints or pointers? 🙂
Preface: I am new, and having similar problems. In the absence of an answer by someone with a functional knowledge of these things, this is how I am approaching solving this.
'man gnome-terminal' offers some interesting options for starting new windows, or tabs using a specific profile. An alias to start an instance of gnome-terminal in a new tab using profile "X" seems like a reasonable quasi-kluge, and allows for existing keyboard shortcuts to switch between, and close tabs.
It would look something close to this:
For alias permanency, it has to be added to bottom of ~/.bashrc
I need to work on other things now, but that was my first foray into it. It still seems to open the command in a new terminal window, but still easily accessible from keyboard shortcuts.
Just as a side note, I am attempting to have all terminals with ssh connections to remote terminals open with a different color profile to help prevent commands being issued to the wrong machine.