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Hitting Ctrl-Shift-N when an existing terminal window has focus opens a new terminal window with the same working directory as the old terminal window. How can I prevent this?

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With cd [Enter] you get back to your default (home) directory. –  Earthliŋ Nov 28 '12 at 11:11
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You can hit Ctrl+Alt+T instead Ctrl+Shift+N..
This will open a new "Terminal window" in your $HOME directory, no matter if you have opened another "Terminal window" in.. eg: /var

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That seems to work! However did you find that key combination though? –  mjs Nov 28 '12 at 15:25
    
In System Settings > Keyboard > Shorcuts > Launchers (Launch Termianl = Ctrl+Alt+T) This is by default. –  Roman Raguet Nov 28 '12 at 15:31
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