Canonical has been working toward the idea of convergence for several years now and much of their work on Ubuntu has been to get the interface to work smoothly across multiple devices. The Canonical team is currently trying to make the terminal work better on small devices, such as smart phones. "We have been looking at ways of making the Terminal app more pleasing, in terms of the user experience, as well as the visuals. I would like to share the work so far, invite users of the app to comment on the new designs, and share ideas on what other new features would be desirable. On the visual side, we have brought the app in line with our Suru visual language. We have also adopted the very nice Solarized palette as the default palette - though this will of course be completely customisable by the user." Some of the new features being proposed include customized keyboard shortcuts, split screen view, custom colours and unlimited history/scrollback. The designers are also looking at making tabs work well across both large screens and small, mobile devices. Mock-ups and a list of proposed features are features on the Canonical Design blog.
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