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

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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 Xterm and typed gnome-terminal and hit enter, but ...
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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 ...
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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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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 see the details which Ubuntu shows at the time of login anytime?

When I login to my ubuntu system, it show me this this message, How can I see it any time? I tried to run . .bashrc but it didn't worked. Welcome to Ubuntu 12.10 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-24-virtual ...
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Remove ugly fat bazel from gnome-terminal with multiple-tabs

When I start gnome-terminal it looks quite pleasant but when I open another tab it's borders turns ugly: How can I preserve thin bezel while using multiple tabs?
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Is there an alternative to gnome-terminal?

Are there any terminals that can serve as an alternative to gnome-terminal. Do these alternatives have other/extra features ?
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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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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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Changing Background Image in Multiple Terminals

I was wondering if anyone would know how to change the background image in the terminal in a unique way. I know how to change it so that every instance of the terminal has the same background, but I ...
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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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Command to open new terminal window from the current terminal?

I installed xdotool by running sudo apt-get install xdotool and throw xdotool key ctrl+alt+t command to open a new terminal window from the current one.But it was not working. What was the command ...
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Is it possible to open a terminal in the current directory?

I am new to Ubuntu, and was wondering whether it is posible to open a terminal with a path matching your current location in the file manager? In Windows it was very easy, but how do you do it in ...
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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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incorrect work gnome terminal

I use at work Ubuntu Desktop 12.04. 80% of the time I spend in the terminal. After switching from the putty on gnome terminal, I was unpleasantly surprised to work with some devices (eg Extereme ...
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How to reset errornous font in promt and output of gnome-terminal

I'm experiencing replacement of all occurances of certain characters in the prompt and output of gnome-terminal (3.6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04), e.g. (latin d is replaced with some kind of uppercase D in ...
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Terminal's “Use custom default terminal size” property does not work

I'm trying to make custom property for terminal size. My changes has no effect and Terminal still starts in full screen mode.
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Did they just remove the Background settings for Terminal?

About 10 minutes ago I set up my basic Terminal app to be semi-transparent and was really happy with the result. Now, some updates ran and the whole "Background" tab is gone from Terminal settings. ...
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How to disable terminal fullscreen padding

When I run vim at full screen mode in gnome-terminal, actually it is not really full screen. There is a little padding on the right and bottom, with the terminal background color. You can reach the ...
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terminal vim colours broken on focuslost

My vim setup uses the csexact plugin to fix match the colors for color schemes that would normally only work in gvim. Everything works fine until gnome-terminal loses focus, and suddenly everything ...
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How to enable rgb colored output in terminal?

I'm trying to print a colored string to a gnome-terminal using ANSI escape codes, but, although it works for the custom colors, or even the 256 extra color, it doesn't work with RGB codes. So, ...
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terminal line height for nice “tree” ascii art display

Applications like tree use some special characters to display ascii art. Unfortunately, gnome-terminal has a line height higher than the characters, giving spaces between the lines. See the ...
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How can I change the color of my cursor in gnome-terminal?

There are many similar-sounding questions, so let me emphasize: I only want to change the color of my cursor; I do not want to change the color of my text. If it helps, however, my normal text color ...
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How to get the old alt-# behavior in gnome-terminal?

In Ubuntu 14.04 and earlier, Alt+1 would be used by gnome shell only if multiple tabs were open. If there were no tabs open (a single shell) Alt+1 would be sent to the terminal program. In 14.10, ...
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How to set GNOME Terminal to scroll a fixed number of lines with the mouse wheel?

GNOME Terminal 3.4.1.1 in Ubuntu 12.04 has an IMO weird mouse scroll behavior: A single mouse wheel motion scrolls ceiling($LINES / 10) lines, rather than a set number. That is, if the terminal window ...
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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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Gnome terminal scrollback lines?

Currently I have set the scrollback setting of gnome terminal (Edit -> Profile Preferences -> Scrolling) to 10000 lines. I am tempted to tick Unlimited, but I am afraid this could lead to memory ...
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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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My terminal disappeared not for a reason xD [closed]

I have installed linux 12.04 come with my O.S. And i go to do operations type install programs with sudo command using the terminal. But not for a reason that i know the terminal disappeared. Also ...
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How to keep terminal for installation of debugging symbols of apport's local investigation alive?

apport allows to investigate crashes locally and to either start a gdb session, get a backtrace or install debugging symbols in that local investigation. When choosing the latter a gnome-terminal is ...
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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 ...
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Tilda: no contrast between active and inactive tabs

This topic is very close to what was suggested in Gnome-terminal tabs: no contrast between active and inactive tabs. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and although the gtk.css configuration works fine with ...
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Probelm with “gnome-terminal” on Gnome 3.12.2

I have Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 (Gnome 3.12.2). When I try to run gnome-terminal by following command : $ gnome-terminal Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal: /org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: ...
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Is there a way to customize shortcuts of w3m

Some times i use w3m for searching web and i want to know whether customization of w3m shortcuts are possible or not. for example Going back to the previous webpage we use B (capital B) i want to ...
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scan for wireless device in ubuntu 14.04

I am looking for a command to scan for any connected wireless device to my computer. My computer has a problem that the wireless device getting disconnected if i put my hand on some part of it, so I ...
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How to close the Terminal?

I found many questions about how to open the terminal but cant find a question with an answer on how to close the terminal and return back to the desktop of Ubuntu (note: I am on virtual machine)
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Running the java compiler with a keyboard shortcut

I want to create a keyboard shortcut to launch the java compiler in the folder that's opened in Nautilus. I tried commands like these: gnome-terminal -e #script that invokes the javac and adds ...
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Terminal emulator with no header bar

I'm looking for a terminal emulator that lets me get the most out of my vertical space by getting rid of the header bar. I work in a GNOME environment and am mostly happy with gnome-terminal, but ...
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How to set active tab in gnome-terminal?

When I open gnome-terminal with multiple tabs from the command line, I would like to preselect (on the command line) which one of the tabs should get focus. I tried gnome-terminal --tab -t A ...
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Using xdotool to count number of tabs in gnome-terminal

I am trying to find a way to determine the number of open tabs in a gnome-terminal window. Currently, the best option seems to be xdotool. I can move to the next tab using xdotool key ...
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How to make speech-dispatcher work with variables?

I tried some bash variables with spd-say command just like the date variable spd-say $date or spd-say "$date" but didn't work with me. So how to make it accept variables?
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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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Where to find a list of downloaded Terminal programs [duplicate]

Maybe it's my question is strange written, but I don't know another description for it. Sometimes I download at the Software Centre or at Synaptic programs who are only to use in the terminal ...
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Set a max volume for the Terminal bell

Is there a way to set the max volume the terminal bell can be? That us say it is at volume x when system volume is at 50%, when I go over 50% I want the bell sound to stay at x volume. There does not ...
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How to stop Terminal from closing when I press Enter?

My Ubuntu terminal closes after pressing Enter couple of time. Sometimes, it closes after I type: ll <enter> Any idea how to solve this problem?
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Unable to install vlc via command line

I am trying to install vlc media player via terminal but its not working.I am using Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit.Please help. here's what I did: sudo apt-get install vlc [sudo] password for amol: Reading ...
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How do I relaunch terminal?

When I open the terminal, it has showed: There was an error creating the child process for this terminal Text was empty (or contained only whitespace) and two options profile preference or relaunch ...
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Ubuntu default terminal missing on 13.04

There was a problem with my Unity on Ubuntu 13.04 install in which I could not see any icons after logging in. Just a blank screen. Used ccsm to purge Unity, reinstalled it and reset the settings ...