The shell is the classic interface for Linux systems. In my opinion, a Linux user should use the command-line interface (CLI) whenever possible and fall back to the graphical user interface (GUI) when necessary. My Linux command line setup overlays a command prompt on the GNOME desktop after login to prioritize the shell but keep the GUI easily accessible.
Open GNOME Terminal.
Clone the default profile.
Name the cloned profile “startup”.
Run “tmux” command instead of my shell.
Use white on black text and background color scheme.
Use Tango palette color scheme.
Hide the scrollbar.
$ cd /usr/share/applications
$ ls | grep -i “Terminal”
$ sudo vim org.gnome.Terminal.desktop
Exec=gnome-terminal –full-screen –hide-menubar –window-with-profile=startup
Save the file, but do not exit Vim.
Launch GNOME Tweak Tool.
Add Terminal to Startup Applications.
Undo the previous edit to the “.desktop” file, save, and exit Vim.
$ sudo apt install tmux tmux-plugin-manager
Download my Tmux configuration file to your home directory.
Rename the configuration file to “.tmux.conf”.
Press Prefix (Ctrl-a) then “I” (without the quotes) to install the plugins listed in the configuration file.
Reboot and you should see something like the following screenshot.