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

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Ubuntu software-center not loading

I have tried loading up the software center in order to install some packages but it doesnt seem to open. I tried entering the following command in terminal: software-center and get the following ...
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Terminal won't start [duplicate]

Whenever I click Terminal icon it won't open and also I tried xterm and run gnome-terminal. Here is a screenshot of error:
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Cannot tell ubuntu use python3.4 instead of 2.7

I tried this how to tell ubuntu to use python 3.4 instead of 2.7? but nothing.. I have a problem with the nonlocal This is my code: x = 50 def func_outer(): x=2 print('x is '), x ...
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Why does cat pdf_file changes the character set of terminal? [duplicate]

I was reading through Introduction to Linux by Machtelt Garrels and read about the cat command. I tried to open a pdf file using cat. After opening the file the whole character set of the terminal ...
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How can I increase the speed of the cursor in Gnome terminal?

Compared to the getty tty's the cursor speed in Gnome Terminal feels slow and sluggish. By cursor speed I mean if say you were in the middle of a long line at a command prompt and you held down ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Live USB Gnome Terminal not opening by any means

Just downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 - i686 and created a live USB with LiLi USB installer. While Trying Ubuntu, can't open Gnome Terminal, neither by clicking the icon, nor by ctrl+alt+t. Can anyone assist ...
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How can I set background and foreground terminal colors from CLI in Ubuntu 15.10? [duplicate]

I used to use this answer to set my terminal colors to black on white from the command line as follows. gconftool-2 --set "/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/use_theme_colors" --type bool false ...
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Terminal - how to display 'shades' unicode characters properly?

In Ubuntu 14.04, in the terminal I want to display the three Unicode characters: U+2591 ░ Light shade U+2592 ▒ Medium shade U+2593 ▓ Dark shade When I echo these characters in the terminal, I get ...
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cmd line startup creates a double response

When i open command line terminal i get the following: Adding known_hosts entries for host Mawquer # Mawquer SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_6.7p1 Ubuntu-5ubuntu1.4 # Mawquer SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_6.7p1 Ubuntu-5ubuntu1.4 ...
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Want to run a .py program as in terminal at start up

I want to run a .py program as my computer starts up . I went to startup application and selected that .py program to run. But that did not work , terminal did not open. What to do?
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How to stylize terminal's container with “add new tab” and list of tabs items?

I'm talking about this container: What is the CSS id/class/tag for it? I've tried to find it in gnome-terminal source, but I'm unfamiliar with C++.
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Starting the GUI terminal with specific variables

I'm a relatively new user to Linux, so bear with me. I'm currently taking on the Linux From Scratch project, and I have reached a point where it calls for opening a new terminal with certain ...
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Gnome-Terminal Auto Close

I configured my terminal to run "bluetooth off" at start up and exit terminal after the command. Now the terminal opens, runs the command and closes instantly rendering me unable to run any more ...
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How to embed a terminal the desktop of Ubuntu 15.10

I tried the Compiz window rule. But it doesn't work for Ubuntu 15.10 since you can no longer customize the title of your gnome terminal. Do you guys have any idea how to do it?
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Non-compositing WM - dependancy of Nautilus “desktop management” for gnome-terminal transparency

I am running Trusty Tahr with spectrwm as my window manager. I have enabled the transparent background for gnome-terminal, but the background will only be transparent if I run nautilus first with its ...
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gnome-terminal: Single Click Open file:///filepath With Specific Applilcation

In GNOME Terminal 3.6.2 I can Ctrl+Click the URL file:///path/to/file, which will then open in gedit. I would like to execute a customized command instead of gedit. In my case, I would like to start ...
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Why is .profile is not sourced when choosing “Open in Terminal” in context menu?

I have already changed the default profile of the terminal emulator to "Run command as login shell", but that only enabled the sourcing of .profile when I open Terminal via ctrl-alt-T. What am I ...
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Ubuntu Terminal Slowing Down Due to Transparency or Font Size

I decided to make the background of my terminal transparent for purely cosmetic reasons. Suddenly my terminal is rendering slower. This may be a stupid question but has anyone else seen this side ...
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Open terminal on startup and run command [duplicate]

Very simple question, I'm new to Linux I have a command run on startup (Elementary OS) command is: /home/zachary/Documents/Server108/Server108.sh When I turn my laptop on the command runs in the ...
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Terminal shrinking when it losses focus [closed]

When losing focus, a tabbed gnome terminal will shrink by one line. A normal (non-tabbed) terminal doesn't have this issue. What could be causing this? A bug in the application, in the theme or ...
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Zsh shell font error on Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 [duplicate]

I'm using ubuntu gnome 16.04 and when I try to use Zsh shell instead of bash, its font seem doesn't right: zsh shell with powerlevel9k theme: I would greatly appreciate it if you give me some ...
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How can I reset ubuntu gnome terminal options?

I have Ubuntu gnome on my laptop and in my terminal all the text is green. However, on another computer my text is green but the bold text is a different color. I already changed the bold text on my ...
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Does the terminal learn common typos? [duplicate]

This may seem like a stupid question. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 with GNOME Terminal 3.16.2. When I was new to the system, I often typed 'l' or 'la' instead of 'ls' to list files, and would then be told ...
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How to disable the shortcut for New Profile in command line (Terminal)

I was playing around terminal and I came across Terminal Preference. Under that there is a tab called Shortcut where I accidentally enabled shortcut for New Profile as Q. Now whenever I press Q on ...
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Enter key not working in terminal

Just now, the enter key has stopped working in a terminal only. Works in all other apps, but only generates the default system sound when pressed in the terminal. Tried both xTerm and ...
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Start terminal through script with command option that can later be used for more commands?

I would like to programmatically start a terminal window that runs a command or a bunch of commands (from a script). And I would like to be able to Ctrl + C the command and also keep the terminal open ...
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Gnome Terminal window is stuck on top but not really there

There is a terminal left floating on top of my other windows: It doesn't show if I take a window screenshot. I can't Alt + Drag - that drags the window below. I can't Alt + Tab - Terminal is not ...
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ttyacm0 not getting in ubuntu 14.04, getting error as USB Device not accepting address

when connecting ARM Board to my PC using USB ttyACM0 not showing in ubuntu 14.04 , In dmesg log is [19547.426867] usb 3-10: new high-speed USB device number 7 using xhci_hcd [19552.422655] xhci_hcd ...
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How to enable natural scrolling for GNOME terminal in 14.04?

I'm newbie to Ubuntu, freshly installed 14.04 on Dell Inspiron laptop. I enabled 'two finger scrolling' and 'natural scrolling' from 'Mouse and Touchpad' settings. Natural scrolling with two-finger ...
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Terminal laggy with external monitor

I am using the default terminal app on Ubuntu 14.04 (gnome-terminal). When I do not have an external monitor plugged in, I notice no issues. When I do have an external monitor plugged in via HDMI, ...
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Open terminal option no longer on desktop

The right click menu on my desktop no longer has an option to launch the terminal. Brief history: I was messing around with my locale file and ended up breaking unity. There was no desktop, no ...
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Opening new terminal from terminal and navigating directories (Permission denied?)

Good day all, I'm trying to open a new terminal using a current terminal and execute a program in a specific directory. I've found a lot of documentation on the web so far, such as these: How can I ...
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Control C doesn't work in Ubuntu 14.04

In both gnome-terminal and terminator, press ctrl+c doesn't do ANYTHING. It doesn't kill processes, it doesn't cancel whatever's on the current line and start a new one, nothing. ctrl+shift+c works, ...
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Terminal and File Manager Disagree

When I use file manager I see some additional files compared to the files I can access with Terminal even when in super user mode. I have no idea why that is? my desktop showing terminal and file ...
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How to change default terminal application in Gnome-Shell

Gnome-Terminal is terrible. It's buggy and whenever Gnome-Shell restarts or resumes from suspend, all Gnome-Terminal windows become unusable and can't be closed. There's an old ticket opened for it, ...
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Ubuntu customization kit, not opening gnome-terminal, help please!

I've been trying to solve this for 3 days, I'm using Ubuntu Customization Kit and when it gets to "Run console application" I get the following error: Starting console application... Option "-t" is ...
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How to create a keyboard shortcut for a terminal command

I often work with git and loved iTerm2 for the ability to set keyboard shortcuts for commands. For example, I set CTRL+ENTER to git status. Is this possible with gnome-terminal or can you recommend ...
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How can I use the eOS terminal notification in Ubuntu?

elementaryOS has the following feature to notify the user of a finished terminal process. Is it possible to use this feature in Ubuntu? Figure 1: Example of eOS terminal notification
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Change default console position in CodeBlocks

It's so annoying to drag it over and over again. How to change default position of a console?
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How to copy all current output in Terminal to a file when too large for clipboard after it has already been outputted?

I have a slight problem at the moment, I have a large amount of output in a Terminal (gnome-terminal) at the moment, so large in fact that the clipboard won't take it... So I wondering if there is any ...
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Changing the folder icon using terminal

How do I change, let's say Documents icon, using only terminal? Or how do I do it for a set of folders like Documents, Videos, Pictures etc. Thanks in advance.
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2 warnings 1 error while using sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Whenever i try sudo apt-get update I get following messages: W: GPG error: http://download.opensuse.org Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not ...
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gnome-terminal backgroud and foreground colour issue

At the onset of my live usage in Ubuntu Gnome 15.10, use a bash script to set the colour of my gnome-terminal. The code used is ...
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How do I install the Solarized theme for GNOME Terminal?

I am new to Ubuntu. I want to install solarized theme for GNOME Terminal. But I am unable follow up. It also said I need to install dircolors. I saw questions here but no one is detailed. Can anyone ...
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accessing Desktop from Root directory

I was using aircrack-ng package in my ubuntu 15.04. This package works only under root privileges. Now I want to save .cap file on my desktop using airodump-ng package but everytime I do, it throws an ...
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How to make the Terminal make a noise on command completion? [duplicate]

Let's say I run a command which takes a long time to do its stuff, but I don't want or need to look at it the whole time, and as I need to do some other stuff as well I might get into that and forget ...
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sidebar and top menu disappear after update in 14.04

EDIT: I tried the solutions suggested in Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears. that helped a little, thank you! I have launcher and dash back, but not the top bar. (basically, I ...
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How to close a GNOME terminal tab from the keyboard?

I'm not talking about closing the terminal window itself which you can easily do by using the exit command. I'm talking about closing a tab that you have originally opened up by pressing the ...
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Is there any way to create a custom PS1 for particular terminal profile

Since I find the custom terminal a bit bland, I like using the PS1 variable to make it more informative, and use a background image and custom text colours. I like the profile functionality, so I have ...
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Connection between desktop(wlan) and laptop(wifi)

I need to connect my laptop to my desktop to control it via network using a terminal. I know how to connect 2 different laptops in the same wifi network but my problem now is that my desktop is ...