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

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Password in the terminal

I am new to Ubuntu (trying to get away from the clutches of Microsoft). I downloaded Ubuntu 14, then upgraded to Ubuntu 16. Now I am trying to understand the command line, and every time I try to do ...
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Terminal to full screen and back (16.04 DT)

If I switch Terminal to full screen mode and then back it doesn't restore the original position and size but instead show a window which covers the whole desktop. Is there a a way to make it work like ...
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Error creating terminal: Message recipient disconnected from message bus without replying

Why can't I open the gnome-terminal (version 3.18.3-1ubuntu1 on Ubuntu 16.04) any more? The error message is this: Error creating terminal: Message recipient disconnected from message bus without ...
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How do I change extensions of different file types [duplicate]

I have many files with different extensions in one directory (for example .aa, .1ab, .412 . etc). How can I change extensions of all this files to .txt There is now other files in folder, only those I ...
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Opening emacs in terminal results in Gtk-WARNING

This warning is shown when I try to open emacs in terminal: (emacs:5854): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk.css:2603:31: Missing name of pseudo-class Why is this happening, and how can I fix ...
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How to migrate gnome-terminal config from ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04

I'm trying to apply privous gnome-terminal(v3.6.2/ubuntu14.04) configuration to a newly installed 16.04 (with gnome-terminal v3.18.3). However, it seems newer version of gnome-terminal is not using ...
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Can no longer set terminal title in Ubuntu 16 (gnome-terminal) [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 14.10 LTS, I was able to set a terminal tab's title simply by right-clicking and choosing Set Title. This was using the default terminal application, gnome-terminal. In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, I ...
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terminal appears on hotkey but command not executed

Me being the lazy bum that I am, wanted to make youtube-dl (the script that downloads youtube videos) execute upon pressing a hotkey for the current link in clipboard. In my keyboard shortcuts i made: ...
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What command can I use to minimize the current terminal window? [duplicate]

Which command can I use to minimize the current terminal window. i.e. this should do the same as a click on the minimize window control:
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Is it possible to import gconf xml into dconf? (generally or just for gnome-terminal)

I installed 16.04 on a new machine. I'd like to migrate some, but not all, config from my 15.10 setup to it. The immediate goal is to migrate gnome-terminal config from .gconf/apps/gnome-terminal-2. ...
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terminal emulator Terminator. Themes

I downloaded terminal emulator Terminator. I tried to find in Inet any themes for it, but didnt find many. Do themes for gnome terminal work for console emulators? if yes - how can i do that?
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Open gnome-terminal on client machine to execute a JAR

Is there anyway to open terminal on the client machine using mono ? I had tried the above method which works on the server only. I went through the thread - c# - Opening the terminal process and pass ...
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Where's the gnome terminal config file located?

I'm trying to find the gnome terminal config file in Ubuntu 16.04, but having no luck whatsoever. I want the cursor not to stop blinking, and there's probably a timeout parameter I can change, but I ...
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Where I can find a list of all css classes that composes the terminal?

I've just found on Google a way to write my own css to put some styles on the terminal. At the beginning I was looking to add something to know which tab was active. Now I'm curious about know more ...
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Gnome 3 Shell window borders too tiny

my window borders of some Gnome 3 applications are too tiny, they more or less do not exist. This is bad, because then I cannot resize the windows via mouse click & drag onto the borders (the ...
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Why can't I start gnome-terminal after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

When attempting to start the Terminal application from Unity Dash, the icon appears, flashes for several seconds, and then disappears. When attempting to start gnome-terminal from xterm, I receive the ...
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How can I set gnome-terminal's X and Y startup position?

I have been trying to set gnome-terminal --geometry x y's position permanently. I know I would need to find a file that has settings for the terminal but I don't know its location. Basically, what I ...
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How do I change bash prompt in gnome terminal without messing up terminal title in Ubuntu 16?

I don't like all long directory paths to feel up my terminal's space so, I truncate them through a python script. I have edited the .bashrc file and replaced PS1 to export PROMPT_COMMAND='PS1="$(...
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How to find still running processes in a terminal?

When I try to close a tab in Gnome Terminal, it says: Close this terminal? There is still a process running in this terminal. Closing the terminal will kill it. How can I find out what is still ...
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Avoid terminal characters from previous terminal commands

Well, I think you know pretty well what I'm talking about; if not, check this video. Basically, when you press your up array to obtain the previous command, often the characters are left on the ...
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Ctrl+ punctuation keys ( ; : , .) do not work in emacs no window mode inside gnome term

I have setup a few bindings in emacs such as Ctrl + : or Ctrl + ; These bindings work in emacs gui mode but when running emacs -nw inside Gnome terminal 3.6 they don't do anything. My issue is ...
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Getting smooth Terminal fonts under Gnome 3

In Gnome 3, the Terminal/monospace font rendering is really bad - not smooth, but thin and jagged. What can I do to make it smooth, somewhat "blurry"? It doesn't seem to follow Gnome Tweak Tool's ...
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Terminal Scrolling No Longer Works

Today scrolling stopped working using Terminal. When I scroll up I just get an empty screen and no additional lines past the initial window. Have preferences, scroll back, set to 512 lines. But ...
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Terminal is not restored to proper size

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. The terminal is not restored back to its original size after maximizing in Unity. Is there any workaround? Or should I report a bug? In that case what should be the package?
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How to install gnome-terminal 3.18.3 (from Ubuntu 16.04) in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I am trying to install the gnome-terminal 3.18.3 in Ubuntu 14.04. The reason is want to have the username@computer name colored: Ubuntu 14.04 has gnome-terminal 3.6.2 by default. This is what I ...
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Strange messages in console

This just started happening to me now when I turned on my computer. I have no idea what caused it, and Google searches seem to show that this was fixed a year ago in various message boards but does ...
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How to get terminal to run 24bit true color in ubuntu 16.04?

I'm wanting to run 24bit true color within the terminal. How may I do this? I've ran the command apt-cache show gnome-shell | grep Version and it throws out 3.18.4-0ubuntu3
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Terminal no longer opens

(First off this is my first linux download to a virtual machine) Basically I followed a step by step YouTube guide I installed everything until the updates There were originally 1300 updates Now ...
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Is it possible to send selected code(whole documents) to the gedit terminal for execution?

I want to use external tools to automate the internal execution of presently-being-authored scripts by keyboard shortcut. The only thing I can find on this is here. But I think it must be out of date ...
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chrome extension to automaticly open highlighted commands from webbrowser in terminal

As the title suggests, is there a chrome extension to automatically open highlighted commands of web browser in the terminal? Wouldn't this be great?
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Sublime annoying error report

This is my build system: { "cmd": ["gnome-terminal -e 'bash -c \"python -i -u $file;bash\"'"], "shell": true } For some annoying reason I get this error in the space at the bottom of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Start Terminal on Active Screen

I'm currently working off Ubuntu 14.04 on two separate screens. When I use the keyboard shortcut to start the terminal, Ctrl+Alt+T, the terminal is currently defaulted to open on the screen on the ...
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Strange message in terminal - virus?

Should I be worried about this appearing in my terminal repeatedly: 2341:2341:0504/210750:ERROR:data_type_manager_impl.cc(34)] Passwords cryptographer error was encountered: ** Message: Remote error ...
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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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Non-printing characters showing up in terminal prompt

Without color my prompt looks like this: [0] [dimo414@dimo414:/tmp] $ echo $PS1 | sed 's/\x1b/\\e/g' \n[0] [dimo414@dimo414:/tmp]\n\$ I add some color and \[...\] delimit it: [0] [dimo414@dimo414:/...
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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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Why does Nautilus “desktop management” enable gnome-terminal transparency for a non-compositing WM?

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 ...