How to install Tabby Terminal on Ubuntu 22.04 Linux

Download and install Tabby Terminal (formerly Terminus) on your Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Linux Jammy JellyFish to have a feature-rich app to run commands.

Tabby is another user-friendly open-source terminal app for local shells, serial, SSH, and Telnet connections. It is available for Linux, Windows, and macOS. Comes with an integrated SSh client, serial terminal, SFTP, and Zmodem.

This open-source Terminal app for Ubuntu offers fully configurable shortcuts and split panes that can remember your tabs. Tabby uses integrated encrypted containers for SSH secrets and configuration. Hence, it is full of features that further support PowerShell, PS Core, WSL, Git-Bash, Cygwin, Cmder, and CMD as well on Windows.

However, it is not a lightweight Terminal app, for those who are short on RAM this Tabby is not for you.

Steps to install Tabby Terminal on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

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Well, as we all know the Debian-based Linux systems work in a similar way, hence the given commands can be executed on Linux Mint, POP OS, Elementary, and others.

1. Update Ubuntu 22.04

We have to ensure all the packages on our system are up to date as well as the APT package manager index cache. This will help our system to install the security updates and make it less prone to generate compatibility issues.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Also, install Wget and HTTPS support:

sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https

2. Add Tabby (Terminus) Repository

Although Tabby is an open-source terminal application and the source code is available on GitHub, it is not available to install using the default system repository of Ubuntu 22.04. Therefore, we manually have to add it using the script made available by the developers of the Tabby Terminal.

curl -s | sudo bash
Add Tabby Repository on Ubuntu Linux
Adding Tabby Repo on Linux

3. Install Tabby Terminal on Ubuntu 22.04

Once you have followed all the above-given steps you would already have the source to install this terminal app. Now, just run the given APT command and enter your root password, when it asks for it.

sudo apt install tabby-terminal
command to install linux tabby terminal app
Command to install Linux tabby terminal app

4. Run the Terminal

To run the Tabby terminal on Ubuntu 22.04 after completing the installation, go to the Application launcher. There search for it, and soon you will see the icon of the terminal in the search result. Click to open the Tabby.

run command app on Ubuntu Linux
Terminal screenshot

5. Tabby Terminal Settings

To install Plugins, customize Appearance, and more, we can use the Settings of the Tabby Terminal. To access it, click on the Gear icon given on the top right side of the Terminal window.

From Applications, you can check the updates, enable animations, and more…

Under Appearance, users will have settings to change the Terminal language, font type & size, background color, cursor, and more.

In a similar way, you will have a Colour scheme, Config sync, Hot Keys, Plugins, SSH, and other options…

Install Tabby Terminal on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
Tabby Settings

6. How to update or upgrade

To update the Tabby Terminal application, you can either run the system update command or under the Tabby Settings go to Application and click on the “Check for Updates” button.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade


How to update terminal
Interface to Check Updates

7.  Uninstall Tabby Terminal from Ubuntu 22.04

Although the Terminal is quite feature-rich with lots of options to make tasks easy for administrators, yet, if you don’t have enough memory or you didn’t like the Tabby Terminal app then uninstall it from Ubuntu 22.04, using the given command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge tabby-terminal

Remove its repo as well, if you are not planning to install the tabby terminal again in the future.

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/eugeny_tabby.list


What is Tabby terminal?

Tabby is a free and open-source Terminal emulator app for Linux with capabilities to highly customize the Terminal according to one’s preference. It is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS.

How do I install tabby on Windows?

Simply download the Tabby Terminal emulator from its website for Windows. The downloaded setup will be in executable format. Hence, run it to install Tabby like any other Windows application.

How do you make a tabby terminal transparent?

To make Tabby Terminal Transparent, click on the Gear icon given on the top-right of the Terminal interface. Under Settings, go to the Windows tab, and there turn ON the “Arcylic Background” settings using the toggle button. You can also increase or decrease the Opacity using the slider given for it.

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