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tilix - Man Page

Tiling GTK3 terminal emulator for GNOME


tilix [options]


tilix is an advanced GTK3 tiling terminal emulator designed to adhere to GNOME Human Interface Guidelines.


The tilix application accepts the following command line parameters:

-h --help

Show help options.

-v --version

Show the version of Tilix as well as the versions of dependent components.

-w --working-directory=DIRECTORY

Set the working directory of the terminal.

-p --profile=PROFILE_NAME

Set the starting profile using the name of one of the existing profiles. If it matches none of those, the default profile will be used.

-t --title=TITLE

Set the title of the new terminal.

-s --session=SESSION_NAME

Specify a previously saved session to re-load the layout and layout options from. This will not restore the terminal to where it was left off, rather new terminals are created.

-a --action=ACTION_NAME

Perform one of the following actions in the current Tilix instance:

session-add-right Add a new terminal rightwards of the current one.

session-add-down Add a new terminal below the current terminal.

app-new-session Create a new Tilix session within the current window.

app-new-window Create a new Tilix window.

-e --command=COMMAND

Execute all text after this parameter as a command, thus this parameter must be the last parameter.


Maximize the terminal window.


Minimize the terminal window.


Full-screen the terminal window.


Focus the existing window.


Override the preferred window style, the following styles are supported:

normal Normal window look.

disable-csd Do not show client side decorations.

disable-csd-hide-toolbar Do not show client side decorations and toolbar.

borderless Do not show window borders.


Start an additional Tilix instance as a new process. By default and as per GTK+ version 3 guidelines, Tilix maintains a single process that all windows belong to. This option forces Tilix to start as a separate process. This is not recommended and only intended for debugging purposes. Its use will prevent different Tilix windows from communicating with each other.


Set the window size; for example: 80x24, or 80x24+200+200 (COLSxROWS+X+Y).

-q --quake

Open a window in Quake mode or toggle existing Quake mode window visibility.


Show the Tilix preferences dialog directly.


Use the specified X display.

See Also



See bugs at https://github.com/gnunn1/tilix/issues


Gerald Nunn and other contributors.

Referenced By


26 December 2016 1.4.0 Tilix Commands