GTK4 Terminal App ‘Black Box’ Gets a Big Ol’ Update

An updated version of Black Box, a GTK4/libadwaita terminal app for Linux desktops, is now available — and it’s a big ‘un!

When I wrote about the first release on omgubuntu last I surmised that, in a sea of VTEs, this app delivered most of the core features one would expect but with the added benefit of several you might not!

GTK4 Terminal App ‘Black Box’ Gets a Big Ol’ Update
Black Box 0.14 in action

The latest release builds out in both areas. Flashier touches gain buffs (e.g., context-aware header bar coloring) and further expands the range of “basic” features (like process competition notifications for unfocused tabs).

Black Box 0.14.0 changes at-a-glance:

  • New default Adwaita and Adwaita Dark color schemes
  • Style picker in main menu
  • Customize working directory of new tabs
  • Tab/window close confirmations if active process running
  • Option to disable terminal bell
  • Option to use bright colors for bold text
  • See desktop notifications for process completion
  • ‘Open’ and ‘copy link’ options added to the right-click menu
  • Rename tabs (<3)
  • Performance improvements

Additionally, the preferences/settings panel is made more orderly by grouping certain configuration together. And a swathe of issues have been addressed in the update, some resolved simply by requesting additional Flatpak permissions.

GTK4 Terminal App ‘Black Box’ Gets a Big Ol’ Update
Red means danger sudo

If you’re not averse to an all-singing, all-dancing terminal client then Black Box is worth a play with. It has a great UI and great configurability, providing a functional contrast to the torrent of pared-back, hyper-minimal terminal clients that exist.

• Get Black Box on Flathub

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