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

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Installed TeamSpeak 3, won't open. 14.04

I installed Ubuntu yesterday, and I still struggle with a couple of things but I'm getting used to it. I want to install TeamSpeak 3 to talk with my friends, but I just can't make it like people do on ...
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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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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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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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How to set the terminal to open maximized

I want to tell compiz, metacity, the gnome-terminal or whoever is in charge to open the terminal window maximized by default. How can I do that?
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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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Does the terminal store data?

This is something that I have wanted to know for a really long time, but never came around to actually posing a question. I know that in the terminal that is provided in Linux distros, the entire ...
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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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Why does “man x-terminal-emulator” return the output of “man gnome-terminal”?

I know what x-terminal-emulator is and does, but I don't understand why there isn't exist a special manual page for it instead to be redirected to the manual page of gnome-terminal. I would like to ...
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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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'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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hdiutil: command not found

I want to convert a .iso file to a .img file. So I write: hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/home/antu/target.img ~/home/antu/ubuntu.iso in a terminal window. It shows that: hdiutil: command not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Repeat a command every x interval of time in terminal?

How can I repeat a command every interval of time , so that it will allow me to run commands for checking or monitoring directories ? There is no need for a script, i need just a simple command ...
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Transparency of terminal

How to make terminal transparent in UBUNTU 14.04. Actually I want to make my ubuntu terminal transparent but the solution given for the same question is not applicable because the given thing that to ...
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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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Can't get the right colors in gnome terminal

I want to use a base16 colorscheme from here. The steps I followed: cloned the repo ran the scripts changed the terminal profile to base16-default (which did change the colors) This is the result ...
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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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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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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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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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How to change the caret of the Gnome Terminal?

How do you change the text-cursor/caret in Terminal to block, I-Beam, or underline.
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keeping terminals open (with previous path) and applications in Ubuntu unity

I find particularly useful on laptops to keep open (gnome-)terminals (and eventually other applications) when logging out / turning off; I think this was the default in some older Xubuntu version I ...
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How to show only hidden files in Terminal?

I have a directory that contains thousands of files, some of them are hidden. The command ls -a list all files, including hidden ones, but I need just to list hidden files. What command should I ...
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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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Terminal in Gnome 3: Disable audible bell, enable visual bell

For years, nay, decades (literally – two!), I have visual bell enabled in my terminals whenever possible, be it a humble XTerm or Gnome Terminal. Recently, after I switched from Unity to Gnome 3, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gnome-Terminal shortcut not working

My issue is that the icon for the Gnome-Terminal has changed to user@hostname, clicking this icon does nothing, i have to press ctrl+alt+t for the Gnome-Terminal to open. i've tried to reinstall the ...
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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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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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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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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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How to make a clickable terminal shortcut on the desktop

I was wondering how to make a clickable terminal shortcut for my desktop using the command easytether connect. I don't want to have to open/close the terminal every time I wish to connect to the ...