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

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How can I stop a terminal connection from timing out

At work I have two machines: Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.04. On my XP machine I use Putty to connect to some servers and can leave those windows open for weekends without them timing out. However, when ...
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Is there a way to left-click links in gnome-terminal or am I out of luck?

I'm using irssi hosted on a remote computer for IRC, and it'd be super helpful not to have to hold Control or right-click every single link (so I can avoid multiple clicks or multiple hands). At this ...
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Stop Terminal to auto-put forward slash in front of $HOME

I am running 11.04. Every time i tried to a command such as mv flieA $HOME/<somedir>/ Terminal automatically put "\" in front of $HOME when I hit the 'Tab' key for autocomplete mv flieA ...
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Terminal: Open multiple profiles in tabs

I have terminal connections to various systems available from the Terminal if I use File->Tab->(system name). Sometimes I want to open a certain set of systems in tabs. Is there a command I can use ...
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Merge split terminal tab back into one terminal

In a terminal window, I can use File > Open Tab to get two tabs in the same window. Then, if I move the terminal up to the top of the OS, those two tabs become two separated windows. How can I merge ...
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Disable resizing of specific window using Devilspie

I wonder if it is possible to disable resizing of a specific window using Devilspie? I currectly have a terminal window docked to my desktop background with title bars and frame and everything ...
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How to make cursor change from thin line to block based on normal or insert mode in Console Vim on Gnome Terminal

I am switching from Gvim to using Console Vim using the Gnome Terminal 2.32.1. I really liked in Gvim how the cursor would be a solid square when in normal mode and thin line when in insert mode. ...
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Is there a way to restore all terminals at startup

I would like to know if there is a way to restore all terminals after a reboot? The following thread refers to 'System > Preferences > Session' http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=791504 Which ...
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Can I make a *.desktop item always be maximized?

Is there anything I can add to a *.desktop file (used in my Launcher panel) to make the application always open maximized? In particular, I'm looking at the gnome-terminal.
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What is “Change Profile” in the gnome-terminal, and why is it disabled?

In Terminal menu, inside the gnome-terminal, I have the option "Change Profile". What is it for? And why is it disabled?
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How to make selected tab in terminal more prominent

Something about the color scheme changed in 11.04, and now it's very difficult for me to tell which tab is the selected one. On my screen, the colors look more similar the further down I slouch in ...
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How to change the default graphical terminal from VT7? [closed]

The Gnome desktop environment starts in VT7 by dafault. How do I change it to start in VT12? I have already tried editing /etc/default/console-setup to specify active terminals as 1-11, and then ...
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How to set terminal title on taskbar(panel)?

I can set the title of terminal using "set Title", but that title is not visible when the terminal is minimalized. the default title is being shown on the taskbar(where all open applications are ...
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How to make unity terminal button open a separate terminal?

Just upgraded Ubuntu to 11.4, stuck with trying to accomplish things in this crazy new Unity desktop. In the vertical bar there's a button to open a terminal. Ok, I open a terminal, cd to a ...
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Terminal shows menu in panel but window is missing

I upgraded from 10.10. Then everything worked well except very important one -- my terminal. I try to open my terminal, but no any window popup. I press alt+tab and the windows switcher appears in ...
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How do I adjust the terminal shell window width?

Does anyone know how to adjust the default width for shell window in Ubuntu, so that I don't have to re-size it every time I open it up?
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How do I get my save to feature to work for documents? [closed]

My save to was working, but now it won't accept names for document so i can't save or name my documents.
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How do I deactivate F1 and F10 keybindings in gnome-terminal?

How can I turn off the F1 (help) and F10 (notifications menu) key bindings? First one I need for screen utility and second to exit mc in console. There are no such key bindings in the Keyboard ...
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Why is linewise scrolling in vim in gnome-terminal jerky? [closed]

I use vim in gnome-terminal and have noticed that when holding down J or K to scroll multiple lines, the drawing of the screen seems to have a bit of trouble keeping up. Vim will scroll 1-2 lines, ...
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su command + authentication failure

I am having problems with the su command. I know my password and I am typing it correctly but su indicates authentication failure. So I checked on the internet and then went into recovery mode and ...
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How to default to newest version of Python? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make the terminal run python 3.1? I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and just installed Python 3.1 but entering python on my Gnome Terminal gets me Python 2.6 . How to fix ...
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Specifying X windows' geometry in the coordinates obtained from wmctrl

In the X documentation I read that the Width, Height, Xposition and Yposition coordinates must be specified in terminal characters when using: gnome-terminal ...
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Gnome Terminal primary selection and Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V clipboard sync needed

I was putty user. Putty allows you to select the text which gets copied to clipboard. Now on ubuntu, I am using Terminal to connect host. I want to sync clipboard and terminal primary selection. So I ...
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Combine Two Commands In a Script

I want to put two commands together I need the script to login: ssh root@192.168.0.188 Then I need to the script to run (while logged in to root@192.168.0.188 via ssh ): find ...
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How do you set the title of the active gnome-terminal from the command line? [duplicate]

Is there a way to set the gnome-terminal title from within the terminal itself without having to right click on the tab. Something like: active-terminal --title "Foo" There was a related question ...
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Is there a way to grep the gnome-terminals history?

Is the terminals output (i.e. not commands) history hiding somewhere that lets me do something like.. grep "foo foo \d{5}" ~/.terminal I'm aware I can simply pipe stuff to grep, or save it to a ...
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Using Gnome-Terminal would like to execute program

I want to use gnome-terminal to set the directory to a different one than the home folder and also execute a program in that directory. The program I would like to run is Foremost. atm I have the ...
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How to disable the alt-hotkey behavior on gnome terminal?

This is not just gnome terminal, but pretty much all gnome windows: When you hold the "alt" key, you can press the first letter of one of the menu items. This will let you scroll that menu without ...
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How do I change the browser that gnome terminal opens links with?

I'd like gnome-terminal to open links with the Chrome browser, but it insists on opening them with Firefox. I've followed both pieces of advice found here without any success: ...
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Entering “vi mode” in gnome-terminal

I use ssh -X user@IP to connect to an Ubuntu Server which has had gnome-terminal installed on it. When inside gnome-terminal, occasionally I accidentally hit a key combination and the terminal ...
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Terminal error messages: bash: /dev/cgroup/cpu/user/2823/tasks: No such file or directory

This is what I get when I start up the terminal: bash: /dev/cgroup/cpu/user/2823/tasks: No such file or directory bash: /dev/cgroup/cpu/user/2823/notify_on_release: No such file or directory bash: ...
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gnome-terminal “cannot open location” error [closed]

I am completely new to Linux and Ubuntu. But after taking a lot of time and pain..I installed Ubuntu Server edition onto my server, got the GUI installed. Now when I press Alt+F2, I get the "run ...
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How to remove the window border for gnome-terminal?

Is it possible to remove the window border for gnome-terminal only in Compiz? I recall that it used to be possible to do this with a command-line option, but I can not find it anymore.
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Run simple bash script to start applications at login

I want to run a simple bash script automatically when I log in. For example #!/bin/bash echo "start spotify" gnome-terminal -e spotify --title spotify When I run this command, one gnome-terminal ...
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Terminal which remembers its state

Having used gnome-terminal I noticed that it does not remember its state, once closed. I would like a terminal which remembers its state, this includes the title of the tabs and the current directory ...
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How do I set fish as the default shell?

Is there a way to set fish as the default shell in ubuntu netbook remix? I put in my .bashrc to run fish, which works fine, but ubuntu recognizes it as fish running inside bash, which means that when ...
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How to add .pac files?

I have got a proxy auto-configuration script which works on browsers and not on synaptic or cli. any idea where to put the proxy.pac file so that i can use the terminal / synaptic for internet ...
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Why does sudo ask for a password in window after I've just authenticated in a different one?

If I am using the command line in xterm, gnome-terminal, etc., I can keep sudo from re-prompting for a password, within some limits, or I can disable it. As a compromise between usability and ...
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Search function in the terminal?

I have written a program that outputs a lot of text to the terminal. I am looking for certain words in the text to see if I have done it right, but simply reading the text is impossible. Are there ...
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How can you quickly get the complete path to a file for use in terminal?

How can you quickly get the complete path to a file for use in terminal?
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I would like to create a log of all commands typed in terminal

I would like to have a log of all command that are typed on the terminal. I have check "script" but this generates a file with the commands and the responds all together. Is there a way to have the ...
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How to change Gnome-Terminal title?

I have several instances of terminals running in my working environment, what I would like is to set a specific title for each one, in order to have a clear idea what purpose the specific terminal ...
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How to disable right-click menu in terminal?

I'd like to disable right-mouse-click pop-up menu in Ubuntu terminal so that mouse right click to be passed to the application (Midnight Commander, to select files with the right mouse button). How to ...
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Is it possible to save output from a command to a file after the command already has been executed?

Does an elegant way exist to save the output of a command to a file after the command has been run, with the terminal window is open? I mean once the command has been executed in the terminal. The ...
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How to show gnome-terminal menubar?

I accidentally unchecked View -> Show Menubar which hides the menubar for gnome-terminal, and there doesn't appear to be a keyboard shortcut to show the menubar again. How can I make ...
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How can I create an alias so that when I enter “kt” it executes “killall gnome-terminal”?

How can I create an alias so that when I enter "kt" it executes "killall gnome-terminal"?
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What are “select-by-word” characters?

What are the "select-by-word" in gnome-terminal's preferences?
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Gnome Terminal tabs ugly and oversized

Both gnome terminal and terminator (which I am using on my laptop these days) can be customised to look very pretty. By using full screen and keeping desktop clutter down to a minimum it's possible to ...
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desktop byobu launcher doesn't read my ~/.byobu/windows.ssh_sessions file

Any idea why the desktop launcher "gnome-terminal -x byobu" doesn't read my ~/.byobu/windows.ssh_sessions? Here's my ~/.byobu/windows.ssh_sessions file I use with byobu successfully: screen -t ...
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How to reset the terminal properties and preferences?

I fooled around with the colors and stuff, in the terminal, and now want to go back to the maroon and white default config of the the terminal. What files do I have to delete?