New Terminal shortcut / New Shell

Describe your feature request
In most OS’s we can open a new terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T, in Replit… there is only a show shell shortcut. We need a new terminal shortcut

What problem(s) would this feature solve?
Opening a new terminal is currently a tedious process of clicking a new tab, searching for “Shell” and click on it.

The shell tool button gets buried among the other tools and is very inconsistent in it’s behavior, sometimes it opens a new shell, sometimes it highlights the one you have open.

Explain what you were trying to do when you came across the problem leading to this feature request
I need new terminals to

  • research things while other things are running
  • to look at the man page for a command.
  • open files in vim/nano, like ones in /tmp
  • run test suite without interrupting server
  • Monitor top for per-process CPU allocation
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That will be a nice feature

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Can this be made with an extension? if so what api call should I use?