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In XFCE I used to like a terminal window to have a toolbar (with cut, copy, paste and new tab buttons). Can I enable it in Gnome Terminal?

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Is it not an option to run the same terminal application that you used in XFCE under gnome ? If you have both installed on the same machine you should see this in the menus. – koushik Oct 6 '10 at 4:51
I am running GNOME Terminal 2.28.2 and I have file/edit/view/terminal/help options all there. – Chris Oct 6 '10 at 16:14
$ sudo apt-get install xfce4-terminal
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  exo-utils libexo-0.3-0 libexo-common libxfce4util-bin libxfce4util-common
  libxfce4util4 xfce4-terminal
After this operation, 10.0MB of additional disk space will be used.
$ xfce4-terminal &
$ gnome-terminal &

Ten megabytes is a little large for a terminal, but it does happily co-exist.

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There is no toolbar in GNOME Terminal and no option to add one. There is an optional menu (with File, Edit etc..) which you can enable/disable via the 'Show Menubar' option in the right click menu. If you really want a toolbar you will need to use a different terminal such as the xfce4-terminal install xfce4-terminal you mentioned. Otherwise, you can use other methods to do the actions you want:

  • Copy - Ctrl+Shift+C or Right Click -> Copy or Edit -> Copy

  • Paste - Ctrl+Shift+V or Right Click -> Paste or Edit -> Paste

  • New Tab - Ctrl+Shift+T or Right Click -> Open Tab or File -> Open Tab

I don't think there is a 'cut' action at all in GNOME Terminal.

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