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I have Xubuntu running my mouse does not working.

I was trying to open terminal using Ctrl+Alt+T.

It was not worked and googled I found that opening terminal shortcut will not work. Now I want to open terminal through Application but I don't know KB shortcut for opening Applications. Can anyone guide me?

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From 13.10 Ctrl+Alt+T has been added as a kbd shortcut for the Terminal. –  23 93 26 35 19 57 3 89 Oct 14 '13 at 7:03

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Default shortcut for Terminal in XUbuntu is super+T instead of ctrl+alt+T


From what I've just seen, it is default on all machine I tested installed with xubuntu live CD 12.04 but it doesn't work on 1 machine I installed with ubuntu in the past (2008 or 2009) and migrated to xfce installing xubuntu-desktop last year.

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  1. Go to Applications Menu (Start menu in Windows) -> Settings -> Settings Manager
  2. Find Keyboard and click it.
  3. Go to "Applications shortcuts" and click Add button, near the bottom of the window.
  4. Don't worry about anything else, just type this in the "Command" field and hit OK.
    Enter: xfce4-terminal

  5. As soon as the "Command" dialog opens, hit Ctrl + Alt + t (or any other keyboard shortcut of your preference).

That's it. Close the keyboard window and you're done.

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OP says the mouse is non-functional. The answer seems to require use of the mouse. –  user25656 Nov 14 '12 at 12:10
He can navigate using the kbd as well. ;) –  Frantique Nov 14 '12 at 12:16

Press Alt+F2, then type xfce4-terminal or xterm to run the terminal.

To get the application menu with the keyboard press Alt+F1.

If that doesn't work you can use the Linux virtual consoles. Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 toF6. This gives you a text only session. To get back to the graphical login press Ctrl+Alt+F7.

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Just Press Super Key [Windows key] & T.

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you posted the same answer. –  Avinash Raj Dec 9 '13 at 12:10

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