GNOME Terminal (often titled only "Terminal") is the default terminal emulator included in Ubuntu.

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How to make the Gnome Terminal transparent [duplicate]

I have been having to use the Xfce 4 Terminal because I want to have a see through background, and I couldn't get it working in the Gnome Terminal, but as there are some disadvantages of using the ...
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Problem with Comodo Installation

After installing Comodo, though logged in as adminstrator, tried to run /opt/COMODO/post_setup.sh and it says Please run this script with adminstrative priviledges even though I am logged in as ...
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Displaying unicode strikethrough in gnome-terminal

I am trying to output strikethrough text in gnome-terminal. For example to output the letter I with strikethrough: echo -e 'I\U0336' But this does not work, it gives me an I followed by a horizonal ...
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How to kill htop if I can't use F10?

I use htop in a terminal but I can't close it with F10. F10 seems to just open a program's File dialog. Is there a way to disable it so I can close htop normally?
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Can't connect to archive.canonical.com

This is a problem that has been driving me insane. Whenever I use the terminal to download anything, updates or programs, I can't get past 0% while it says, [Connecting to archive.canonical.com ...
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How to get vertical tabs for terminal

I am a great fan of vertical tabs which I use for Firefox. It really eases my work flow. I am looking for something similar for the gnome-terminal as well. Is there any way to get it.
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How can I send commands to specific terminal windows?

I'd like to write a script for opening multiple programs (servers) simultanously in separate terminals - doesn't matter which one - and assign different commands to different terminals with commands ...
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Adding customized window size on the terminal

I would like to add/modify custom size on the terminal Right now I have these: I would like to add my own personal window sizes, how can I do iT?
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How do I check which terminal I am using?

I have Ubuntu on my machine and I am running awesome window manager on top of it. How do I check which terminal I am running? Is there a command for it?
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I moved my home folder

I was trying to move my home folder to another account so hopefully my programs would have run faster on a new user. But apparently that did not work out well and I can not login to either accounts. ...
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How to detect current gnome-terminal character encoding?

I am trying to detect the current gnome-terminal character encoding from the command line. I have tried using gconftool : $ gconftool-2 --get /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/encoding current $ ...
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Gnome terminal: how to get the existing title?

Is it possible to get the existing title of a current gnome-terminal session? I know how to set the title, but how do I get it? Google failed me here, and there's no mention of anything like that in ...
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How do I move between windows in IRSSI?

In IRSSI, I've always been able to use alt3 or alt5 to jump directly to specific windows. That seems to have stopped working. I think it probably happened with the update to 15.04, but I can't swear ...
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Can anybody help me(Terminal problem)? [duplicate]

My terminal doesn't have Background tab in Profile Preferences, I have even reinstalled it, but nothing changed, can anybody help me, here's the image,
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'Launch terminal' launches terminator instead of terminal [duplicate]

I recently installed terminator in Ubuntu 14.04 TLS but when using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt +T it launches the terminator instead of the terminal. I'd like to regress back to having the shortcut ...
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Character “w” in ubuntu terminal sudenly does not show

Suddenly I realized that on my Ubuntu terminal ( 14 LTS ) every instance of character "w" does not appear correctly. I've noticed that gedit behaves the same (shows a broken w), however "w" does not ...
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Closing Terminal tabs like in iTerm2

I work on both Mac and Ubuntu 15.04 and want to get more consistent keyboard shortcuts between the two systems. One part of the problem is getting the 'right' Terminal behavior. On OS X I use iTerm2 ...
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How to install simplegui using terminal?

I am currently learning Python at Coursera, where we use simpleGUI (Hit play on top left) to creat intractive games. So, I wanted to use it on my machine. I found YouTube video installing simpleGUI ...
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How do I enter my home directory password once [apt-get install, encrypted directory]?

Here is my dilemma: I install a lot of software from the command-line and then I move away from the terminal to do other things. Example: sudo apt-get -y install php5 php5-gd php5-mcrypt openssl ...
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Reach Network drive from terminal - HyperV

I have Ubuntu running in Windows HyperV VM. I have a shared network drive I can reach from the Ubuntu GUI. It has both read and write permissions there. I need to navigate to this network location ...
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ls command by default is showing one line per file? How to change it?

When I call the ls command, I expect it to show all the files/directories in the current directory, attempting to fit as many as possible on each line. But, somehow it is showing one file per line. ...
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Not able to run commands over SSH

I recently changed my .zshrc to remap interrupt from ctrl-C to ctrl-J, and suddenly I'm not able to run any commands on machines that I SSH into. No matter what command I type, it simply ignores it ...
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How to change background transparency of xterm

In terminal we can change the background transparency by changing the slider in edit>preference>background>transparent background Similarly how can we change the transparency of xterm ...
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How can I run multiple ssh commands and not get brute force blocked?

I want to run multiple commands over ssh (some scp's, some rsync's, and then some ssh commands), but the server has brute force blocking and even though my authentication is fine if I run too many ...
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14.10 Software Updater not updating

I am using Ubuntu 14.10. To keep things as brief as possible: Software Updater - (a) This runs, tells me I need updates, I give permissions to update, it then tells me I have no internet ...
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Console apps with hud support

As you know gnome-terminal is not supporting title change and also removed new tab button from options (hotkey works). Is there any other console programs that support unity menu (options accessible ...
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How to execute a command in a new terminal and capture and print the content displayed in the new terminal

I am able to run a command in the new terminal using gnome-terminal -e tty or xterm -hold -e tty & now that the results in the new terminal would be /dev/pts/2 I want this to be output to ...
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ubuntu terminal turned black after re-installing GRUB

My terminal (ctl+alt+t) screen has turned completely black. But i can open a specific file ("gedit file.c" opens though i cannot see within the terminal (the command itself cannot be seen) where ...
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Install a .terminal file to change Terminal color scheme - Ubuntu Gnome

I found the One Dark Terminal color scheme and I'm in love with it, but it only provides a .terminal file. I know that.terminal files are what OSX uses to theme its Terminal, but so far I've been ...
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gnome-terminal profiles are not being loaded

My terminal crashed recently. After the crash, the only terminal profile that is loaded is unnamed. I have a Default profile at /home/xxxx/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default It is also ...
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Why is terminal taking so long to open?

Lately when I open a terminal for the first time, it's taking a long time to load. How can I find out why this is happening? Also, sometimes I seem to lose language definitions, since caracters like ...
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How can I keep the gnome-terminal open after a program closes?

I have the following shortcut which opens an SSH instance. How can I modify it so that when SSH closes, the terminal stays open? [Desktop Entry] Terminal=true Type=Application Name[en_US]=ssh ...
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Terminal And Python console isn't showing Bangla

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I can't print anything in Bengali in Python console and Ubuntu terminal! When I try to print some Bengali characters in console or try to write Bengali in the terminal I ...
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System freezes during Bash auto-completion with Tab or Ctrl+R

It started about a week ago, don't know why. Now, when I type something like cd somedir and click Tab, my system completely freezes for about 10 seconds. I can move the cursor but can't switch between ...
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How can I make my prompt show the current directory and not the whole path? [duplicate]

I often code from the command line, working in directory: Desktop/NewProject/Project-2015/Project-1/ My prompt shows it as: prakash@pcp:~/Desktop/NewProject/Project-2015/Project-1/ $ But I want ...
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Indicate whether terminal is idle in tab header

Is there a way to visualize which terminal tabs are idle (the shell is the current program) and which are busy (e.g. a wget process is in the foreground)? I'd like to see when my long-running tasks ...
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How to make Dolphin use gnome-terminal instead of konsole?

I'm trying to run a launcher in a terminal with Dolphin on XFCE. I expected gnome-terminal (my default terminal) to appear, but instead got this error: how can I make Dolphin use gnome-terminal ...
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Blocking Start of Terminal

If you type this simple test command: gnome-terminal -x bash -c "ls;sleep 3" You will find that it returns immediately (the newly created terminal, of course, lingers for three seconds). This is ...
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Terminal Custom Message Mistake

I placed a custom message in the GNOME Terminal to see if it worked. Now every time I try to open it, the terminal closes automatically. I know I put the option to display the message and then close ...
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Terminal 'incognito mode'?

I use Terminal a lot, and sometimes I am running commands, which aren't things I don't want others to see, but more commands that if I accidentally arrowed up to and accidentally executed would cause ...
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“ctrl-space” not recognized under 'French (alternative)' input source under 15.04

The "ctrl-space" emacs shortcut to set the mark does not seem to work when emacs is launched within the terminal ('emacs -nw') when my input source is set to 'French (alternative)'. Surprisingly, the ...
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Most of the time I get '^?' instead of backspace action

I am finding a lot of the time that if I press BACKSPACE I just get this in the GUI Terminal app: ^? I also find that if I press INSERT that I get: ^[[2~ And this is becoming rather annoying as ...
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“Background” tab missing in terminal profile settings

I want to make my Terminal transparent. The setting need is in the profile settings dialog of the Terminal, in the "Background" tab. The problem is, that tab just isn't there with my Ubuntu: Left is ...
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'sudo poweroff' in Terminal turns screen of but does nothing else

I have found that recently when I execute the command: sudo poweroff In the GUI Terminal app that what actually happens is that my screen fully turns off, but my machine does not. It just sits ...
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Changing the text color in Ubuntu Terminal?

I'm watching a "cbt nuggets titles linux essentials", and the trainer is using Zubuntu. I'm using Ubuntu; the colored Terminal in Zubuntu is so useful for me as I'm learning Linux. How can I make the ...
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Is there any way to associate keys combination with terminal commands?

I am able to set the screen luminosity just with xbacklight command, keys won't work. I was thinking it would be possible to sinulate the brightness keys with terminal commands, if that's possible. ...
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Keyboards writes “bad” space characters in gnome terminal

It looks like at random times my keyboard inserts a character that is displayed as a space character but isn't one, preventing the shell from interpreting it correctly. For example before "sort" below ...
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Terminal has disappeared as an application after software update

Since running software update on Ubuntu Desktop 14.0.4 LTS today, there is no longer an application called 'Terminal', only XTerm and UXTerm. Is there a way to get it back?
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04, now terminal won't open

I can't get terminal to open at all after updating to 15.04. I've read it is because of the custom locale. How do I change this? Thanks
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Getting gnome-terminal to run tmux on start

I am trying to figure out how to get my gnome-terminal to launch run "tmux -2" on starting. I have tried modifying the Exec lines in the gnome-terminal.desktop file to Exec=gnome-terminal -e -tmux -2 ...