Run Programs in Terminal and still use it

So, when you work in Linux terminal you might have noticed some essential things that you would like to have in it. Linux terminal is the most powerful application running in Linux. It can do anything that you can ever think of.

But when you start an application like firefox and after that you would like to use another application while still using firefox and would like to start it from Terminal you can do it.

And it is extremely easy too.

Just type the name of the application you would like to start and end it with a space and the ampersand (&):

firefox &

Then, firefox will start. Press Enter in the terminal. And start another command:

thunderbird &


If you would like to see how many applications are running type:


and the current jobs running from the terminal will be shown. Enjoy 🙂