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

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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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Why does cat pdf_file changes the character set of terminal?

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 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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How can I permanently change the text size for gnome-terminal?

I just wanted to ask... It seems that you need to press Ctrl + - (ctrl plus the minus sign) in order to get better resolution (smaller text) when running terminal. But I was wondering if there was a ...
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Disable hyperlinks in gnome-terminal

Is it possible to disable hyperlinks in gnome-terminal? The terminal should never underline any text, and clicks should always start selecting. There are two reasons why I want to do this: First, I ...
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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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How do I disable the blinking cursor in gnome-terminal?

I could have sworn that there was once a setting for this in the gnome-terminal "Profile". And then in some version of Ubuntu, that setting disappeared, and I had to use System ➜ Preferences ➜ ...
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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 can I programmatically get the PID of the active GNOME Terminal instance?

How can I get the PID of the GNOME Terminal instance I'm using from within a Bash script? I can run xprop _NET_WM_PID and then manually click the terminal window, but I'd like to completely automate ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nautilus “open in terminal” extension will not propagate SSH_AUTO_SOCK?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, up-to-date; nautilus and nautilus-open-terminal are installed and updated: [romano:~] % wajig status nautilus nautilus-open-terminal Package Installed ...
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Configure gnome-terminal to start bash as a login shell, doesn't read .bashrc

I'm trying to integrate RVM with gnome-terminal. Per default, gnome-terminal does not start bash as a login shell. I enabled run command as a login shell as suggested in this answer about the same ...
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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 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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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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Closing all instances of Terminal at once, cleanly

I am trying to find out how to close all windows of Terminal (quit all instances of gnome-terminal) at once, cleanly. By "cleanly", I mean that it doesn't just simply kill all the instances at once, ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I export ubuntu terminal's profile in another computers?

I use this command to save my current terminal profile settings: gconftool-2 --dump '/apps/gnome-terminal' > gnome-terminal-conf.xml And this other command to load profile settings: gconftool-2 ...
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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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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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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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Opening multiple terminal tabs and running command

I need to open multiple terminal tabs, give them titles, go to a directory, and make each tab run a command. I am new to Linux and shell scripting, after searching online and checking some solutions, ...
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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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open terminal directly point to my project folder

I recently saw one option that we can create Terminal Profile. How can I give custom path to open Terminal directly point to that path when it is open. I want to give my project folder path so I ...
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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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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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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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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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increase padding in gnome terminal

I'd like to increase the padding in the gnome terminal, because the default has no padding and hurts my eyes. (Padding as in: I want space between the window border and where the text input/output is ...