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

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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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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 ...
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change terminal emulator in custom application launcher

My custom application launcher (which runs ssh) open in default terminal (which is mate-terminal). I want it to run the command in "konsole". I tried to change .bashrc as export TERM=konsole And ...
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Use tmux set-clipboard in gnome-terminal (XTerm's disallowedWindowOps)

As shown in the manpages tmux supports the set-clipboard option to control the system clipboard using the terminal escape codes \e]52;...\007. I would like to use this functionality in gnome-terminal, ...
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Clipboard cleared after closing gnome terminal

Sometime I copy some part of text in gnome-terminal but the clipboard is cleared when the terminal window is closed. Is there a way to prevent this?
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gnome-terminal multi-tab title position

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04, the Gnome Terminal tab title was set to the tab center. How can I set the title to the left position of the tab?
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Change system language for Gramps in .desktop file

I would like to start the genealogy program Gramps with a language (English) other than my locale one (Spanish). I successfully tried to run Gramps in terminal via LANG=en_GB gramps I would like, ...
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How do I make the terminal always open in the same place? [duplicate]

When I open a terminal, it appears at a seemingly random spot on my desktop. I then move it to where I want it. How can I either make the terminal appear at the place I last left it, or make it ...
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How to open in terminal directory in opened in the most current nautilius window?

I am looking for a command that, when called in terminal, will cd to the directory that is open in the most current nautilus widows. On Mac, I use cdf provided with zprezto/oh-my-zsh that wraps OSX ...
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Python PATH issue (Anaconda_Python, minpower and gurobi interfacing)?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, installed Anaconda_python recently Installed minpower and gurobi. Extracted gurobi in home directory, added path as mentioned which is gedit ~/.bashrc export ...
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Terminal and caffeine-indicator

Do I just type in caffeine-indicator just like that in the terminal? I have already put the command for caffeine in the terminal and it went through O.K. It just won't show up anywhere so I can click ...
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Terminal Closes when I run commands

I open the "terminal" using the link I have on my unity bar. If I type: ls -l I see files. If I type: find or any other commands, the terminal closes immediately. This happens after I did an ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 fresh install: Can't rename gnome-terminal tabs

In Ubuntu 14.10, if I had multiple Terminal Tabs open, I could right-click a Terminal tab and rename it. In Ubuntu 15.04 I can't find this feature. Is there a easy way to get it back? This is the ...
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Gnome-terminal not working properly with screen-256colors

Today I noticed I did not have 256 color support in Weechat. I decided this would be a quick fix. It isn't. First thing I googled was how to test the color support in terminal. I have installed ...
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Is there any specific reason why Gnome Terminal Emulator uses Shift+Ctl+V and not the typical Ctrl+V?

Typically Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V are considered the standard keyboard shortcuts for cutting and pasting. In Ubuntu 15.04 Gnome Terminal Emulator the shortcuts use an additional Shift key which turns ...
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Gnome-Terminal background image

how I can change the background image in Gnome-Terminal 3.14.2? I was using one before updating to the latest version, but it was replaced by default background colors.
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Enable compiz option without replacing the gnome-shell window manager

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and compiz version 0.9.12. I want to enable some compiz effects (Wobbly Windows, Opacity, etc.) but when I run the command: compiz --replace It removes my wallpaper, workspaces, ...
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Open terminal tab NEXT to current (active) tab

I want to be able to open a new tab in the current terminal window, but have that new tab come up right next to the current one (on the right of it) rather than at the very right of the tabs. Is this ...
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How do I set the TERM environment variable for the Gnome Terminal Emulator app?

The TERM environment variable defaults to xterm so the .bashrc file does not provide full color in the shell by default. How to I change the TERM environment variable to xterm-color for the gnome ...
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Xubuntu 12.04: “Open In Terminal” doesn't work

You may be wondering why I'm using an outdated version, that is because my network card doesn't work in 14.04. Anyways, I have set chmod +x (even u+x) to my .sh file, and when I double click, nothing ...
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Why does the Terminal minimize when initiated in Ubuntu 15.04?

After installing Ubuntu 15.04 update Steam quit working. So I tried to remove Steam installer and reinstall it; along with the installation I received the message: Steam, Steamdeps are run in a ...
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Terminal won't launch in Ubuntu 15.04

After upgrading my laptop from 14.10 to 15.04, the terminal wont' launch. Ctrl+Alt+T does nothing. neither will terminal run from dash. I tried launching gnome-terminal from xterm, but nothing ...
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Open a folder in a Graphic File Manager from a terminal [duplicate]

How can I open a folder in a GFM (in a files window) from the terminal? Thank you for your kind help.
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gnome-terminal is getting environment variables that other terminals don't

This is obviously easy to fix, I just want to understand it. I know Linux, but I'm not very familiar with Ubuntu. gnome-terminal is getting environment variables that other terminals (xterm, ...
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gnome-terminal can't set 256 color support correctly with or without tmux

I've been trying to set up 256 color support correctly for quite some time but it seems to never work for me so I'm not even remotely sure what I'm doing wrong. How it looks in the terminal vs gVIM: ...
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How to display more than 1 terminal simultaneously

Sometimes when I work I use more than one terminal and I find it inconvenient to switch between them when all of them were invoked using Ctrl+Alt+T. I wonder if there is any program or terminal that ...
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How do you make your terminal play a sound or offer a notification when it has finished executing its command? [duplicate]

I do sudo apt-get update from time to time, and find it frustrating to have to check when it is done doing its thing. Is there anyway I can get it to offer a notification popup or play a sound when it ...
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Different Terminal Colors under same user

How would I be able to run multiple terminal instances, each with their own color style or color profile simultaneously, under the same user?
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.bashrc edit messes up terminal command arrow-up history print

I wanted to give my terminal prompt in Ubuntu a more personal look, and wanted to change the text prior to the '$' when writing a command. From what I've found this is done by editing the .bashrc ...
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Terminal unusable in Virtual Machine

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have created a virtual machine with the same ISO. In the virtual machine the terminal window shows up with a strange transparent gradient that makes it unusable. How can ...
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How to change default browser AND the command line parameters used to open a link from gnome-terminal

I basically have the same question that was answered over here: How do I change the browser that gnome terminal opens links with? Except I am running on Ubuntu 14.04 and am interested in customizing ...
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Terminal : open path with middle-click/context menu?

I spend a lot of time copying the paths output by grep, and pasting them after a command that opens a visual editor. Is there a way of programming a terminal emulator to open selected text in a ...
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cannot browse ctags in xubuntu terminal

Here are my system configurations, Ubuntu - 14.02 xfce4-terminal 0.6.3 Exuberant Ctags 5.9~svn20110310 I have created ctags file and I am using proper directory to try ctags browsing. When I use ...