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

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Regarding transparency feature in Gnome desktop environment in ubuntu 14.04

I am not able to make the terminal's background transparent, even though have tried the option of going to EDIT->PROFILE PREFERENCES -> BACKGROUND -> TRANSPARENT BACKGROUND. Pls help me out.
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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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Why does gnome terminal open in a strange place?

From my experience, (html, general computer stuff) the cordinates start in the top left as (0,0) and goes down to the bottom right depending on how big your screen is e.g. (800,600). So why when I ...
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`Read-only file system` error using tab completion, and terminal window closing randomly

First is simply an oddity with the command cd. If I type in cd, then a space, then press tab to view the available directories, I get this error message: bash: cannot create temp file for ...
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How do I get emacs to open in the terminal when it is being used as the config editor?

I like to use emacs as my configuration editor, so it is the default for programs like git or cron. So I used sudo update-alternatives --config editor And chose emacs24 from the list. Unlike Vim ...
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Terminal Keyboard Behavor [on hold]

How do I modify Terminal Keyboard Behaviors in Ubuntu Terminal? Example: in Terminal in OS X the backspace deletes in insert mode as well as moving one character backward.
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How to run Terminal as root?

When we want to run a programs as root we use sudo, gksu, gksudo and etc. Now my question is how do we can run a Terminal as the root user in Terminal? I tried with using gksudo terminal and gksu ...
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Why does a program need 64MB to install but frees up 3.5 MB when it is removed later in Ubuntu?

Okay, I installed a 64MB sized program. Now I'm trying to uninstall it using Terminal: sudo apt-get purge <program-name> after running that command, the confirmation message will be: blah ...
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Can I get italics in gnome-terminal?

After a lot of searching I cannot find a way to get gnome-terminal to display italic fonts. I'm running version 3.6.2. Specifically I would like vim to display comments in italics; I've added ...
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Is there a way to open an “extra” temporary workspace (via terminal, preferably)?

[Running Ubuntu 14.04, Unity] So, I have workspaces enabled and all that jazz. I know one can set some option so that Ubuntu defaults to more than four workspaces—but that's not what I want. ...
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How to delete the .swp files when working remotely

I opened a file in vi, but unfortunately while changing it the terminal crashed. Now when I Try to open the same file again in a new session it displays the following message E325: ATTENTION Found a ...
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How to switch between tabs opened in gnome-terminal and also close any particular tab using shortcut key?

I can open as many terminal tabs I want using Ctrl++Shift+T. But for some reason, I'm not able to switch the tabs using Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDown. So what is the shortcut-key to switch in between ...
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Can I disable processor drivers

My Toshiba laptop freezes when I plug in the AC Power cord.I fix this problem in windows 7 by going into Safe Mode then Control Panel > Device Manager > Processors and disable both of them. What I am ...
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Unable to open the Terminal Emulator [closed]

I recently applied a distribution upgrade on an existing CAE Linux installation on my computer. (i.e., from version 12.04 to 14.04). When I try opening the Terminal emulator, the terminal window ...
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terra terminal for ubuntu 14.04

I would like to try the terra terminal but the ppa doesn't work for 14.04. Does terra support 14.04? If so, where can I find it?
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ctrl shortcuts not working in terminal

I use these two shortcuts to terminate a process and clear the window, respectively: ctrl + c ctrl + h However, they are not working today. No idea why. They are completely ignored by the terminal. ...
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How to enable 24bit true color support in Gnome terminal?

According to this page, Gnome Terminal supports 24bit true color. This is consistent with Wikipedia. When I run color-spaces.pl in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Gnome Terminal 3.6.2, the result is the ...
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Shortcut to change the gnome-terminal font size

I need fast shortcut to change the terminal font size. I use gnome-terminal. I tried with Ctrl + + and Ctrl + - but the size is not changed. Is there another shortcut? Can I add a shortcut like ...
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Exit full screen of gnome terminal

Accidently, I full-screen display the gnome terminal. I now can't get out of the full screen display back to normal display. so I wonder how I can get out of the full screen display back to normal ...
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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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How to get the terminal text those are overflowed during command execution?

Some commands have very large output texts in terminal. Sometimes some lines of texts goes out of the terminal during command execution. How to get that texts? Update: I mean the terminal that comes ...
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By mistake I removed Python. Terminal, music player, video player, Software Center etc. are gone

I work on Ubuntu 14.04 to install Python and other packages I entered the following command : sudo apt-get install python python-pip python-pyparsing python-mysqldb gunicorn nginx git-core ipython ...
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How to set Monaco font in GNOME Terminal?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I installed the Monaco font from here. The font is visible in Font Manager. I can also set the font in GVim. However, if I try to set this font in GNOME Terminal, that is ...
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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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Good places to start for a person new to Linux? [closed]

I recently added Ubuntu 14.04 to my laptop to get familiar with it. I am working on a network security degree and I wanted to get accustomed to more than just Windows. I have used Fedora 16 terminal ...
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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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Why doesn't this second nohup command run?

Everything runs except the last line: #!/bin/bash xinput set-prop 11 "Device Accel Profile" -1 xinput set-prop 11 "Device Accel Velocity Scaling" 1 xinput set-prop 11 "Device Accel Constant ...
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14.04 to 14.10, cannot find term, or other applications

Updated from 14.04 to 14.10 last night in an attempt to get Netflix to run in Chrome -- That was successful. However any applications that I did not already pin to the launcher or have short cut for ...
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terminal ls command not showing all files

I'm familiarizing myself with the terminal, and trying to use the ls command is the directory /usr/bin. Unfortunately, it doesn't show me everything in the folder, the terminal cuts it off. How ...
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Call Ubuntu settings with command line

What command can I use in the terminal to open the settings options?
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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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c# - Opening the terminal process and pass commands?

Is there a way I can start a terminal process in C# with commands executed after it starts?
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VirtualBox 4.3 on Ubuntu 13.10 breaks Unity and Terminal

I was having some trouble seeing USB devices on my XP virtual machine running in Virtual box on Ubuntu 13.10. I thought perhaps that the standard software centre 4.2 version of VirtualBox might be ...
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Terminal command for gThumb Image Viewer

I have these two graphics applications. In my control panel, their names are listed as gThumb and Image Viewer. gThumb has too many features for my taste, so I normally use Image Viewer, which ...
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How to open the terminal with specific command already run? Best at Unity Launcher! [duplicate]

I know how to add a command to the Unity Launcher, but don't know how to have automatically opened terminal for the command. Especially needed when sudo command needs password or command result ...
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Scroll up the page to previous input on terminal

Sometimes it would be convenient to be able to scroll back to the output of the previous command in the terminal, especially if the output is extremely long. Is there a way to do this? EDIT: Let me ...
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How to reinstall Terminal?

While fixing package dependencies, the terminal application went missing, and now I cannot locate the application. Is there a way to reinstall the terminal application?
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How to auto Wake Up system at Particular Time? [duplicate]

How can configure Ubuntu 14.04LTS to auto wake up (start, may be from hibernate mode) my computer at particular time of night (2am) and dial Broadband Connection (BSNL, India)? Preferably I want to do ...
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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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Problem in background transparency on Terminal

I rebooted my computer and after some changes with Ubuntu Tweak on my window manager theme, etc., I came with this problem in my Terminal. Before the reboot, I could see the things behind the terminal ...
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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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Input methods missing in gnome-terminal context menu

On ubuntu 14.04. For gnome-terminal, I right click in the terminal window I get the context men but without Input Methods. What should I do to have it there?
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Terminal strange behavior scrolls pages itself

Sometimes I am using the terminal console like any other user and suddenly the previous commands shows up at rhythm of the cursor so like 1-2 seconds blinks and scrolls pages, so strange and very ...
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How do I set the default terminal profile?

So I was messing around with profiles in the Terminal, I was wondering how to make the profile I setup as the default profile whenever I load up terminal.
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profile not working with gnome3 terminal

I created a profile in ubuntu unity 14.04 to give a transperent background and black in color. When I apply in unity it works but as I was repeating it with gnome 3 terminal noting is happening I am ...
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What are the interrupts that user can invoke in terminal

I know of one interrupt, i.e Ctrl+C which can be invoked by user in terminal.(can it be invoked elsewhere?) Are there any other interrupts that can also be invoked by user?
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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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Bold colors not matching text

On Ubuntu 13.10 I have my terminal profile preference checked to have bold color Same as text color. Yet when I run a script to check my colors I get the following output: This is really throwing ...
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Why is vim's colorscheme not coloring the entire window?

Only the portions of the terminal with text on it is colored. Not sure how to describe it, please see the attached screenshot.
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Vundle - Plugins installed but not loading

I've installed vundle on my ubuntu box but when I load vim none of the plugins load. My .vimrc from my home directory [some commented lines edited out]: runtime! debian.vim set nocompatible ...