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

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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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Making Ctrl+C copy text in gnome-terminal?

Is it possible for me to make Ctrl+C perform a copy command if there is highlighted text in the terminal? Otherwise, it should retain its normal behavior. (If there is a terminal that can do this ...
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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?
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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 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 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 use commands on files which have “-” at the start of their names?

This may be a simple question, but how do I use files starting with "-" with command line programs? For example, I am trying to use pdfgrep on a file named -2013-01-01.pdf but it complains that ...
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Is there a good mono-spaced font for Devanagari script in the Terminal?

All the terminal fonts I have tried result in inaccurate rendering of the Devanagari sript (and/or Roman script) in the Terminal In the Devanagari script, a vowel binds itself to a preceding ...
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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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Backspace, Tab, Del and arrow keys not working in terminal (using ssh)

When I ssh into another Ubuntu machine with my account (with sudo permissions), my backspace key generates some awkward symbols on pressing. Also Tab, Del and Arrow keys don't work. On the other ...
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Setting nautilus-open-terminal to launch Terminator rather than gnome-terminal

The nautilus-open-terminal package adds a menu/right-click option to open a terminal in the current directory. I want to change this from opening gnome-terminal to opening terminator. There is some ...
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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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Dynamic line wrapping in the GNOME Terminal

How can you get the lines in the GNOME Terminal to wrap dynamically when you resize the window?
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Terminal command autocomplete

I'm currently trying to switch from OpenSUSE to Ubuntu as my main OS. While most of opensuse features is there in ubuntu, there is one feature that doesn't. In Opensuse, I can always use Ctrl+Up to ...
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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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How to start a terminal with certain text already input on the command-line?

Rather than rephrasing my question, let me describe to you the desired user-case: I create a short shell-script to run command "gnome-terminal --someoptionflagname 'my text to be posted'", and ...
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Command-line to switch between profiles in gnome-terminal

I created a new profile for gnome-terminal and I can switch between "Implicit" profile and the new created profile as you can see in the below image: Now I wonder how can I switch between profiles ...
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How can I make a list with most used commands in terminal?

How can I make a list with most used commands in terminal? I know that this question may be unuseful for any future proposals for some of us, but even like this, the list can be useful when we don't ...
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Where is 'open in terminal'?

I'm trying to figure out where is 'open in terminal' when right clicking inside a folder? Last time I used it was in Ubuntu 10.10 and since upgrading have no luck with it. I gave up on Unity and ...
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Open any file using terminal window [duplicate]

I just want to know some commands so that I can open some files using terminal window. for example: how to open pdf files using terminal?
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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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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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How to update Ubuntu terminal?

How to update Ubuntu terminal?
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Why does gnome-terminal $TERM display xterm

I'm trying to get the solarized color scheme in my terminal and am working through some tutorials online. I have run across the $TERM environment variable that from my understanding is the current ...
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The fastest way to create a file from a terminal

What is the simplest way to create a file using a command-line? Usually I use: touch filename But is this the simplest/fastest way?
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Gedit Embedded Terminal Uses Incorrect Palette

I've followed the advice to turn off "use-theme-colors" and also set a custom background color in my embedded gedit terminal. But somehow, the palette setting is ignored and colors show as only black ...
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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 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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Bash history handling with multiple terminals

I use mainly Terminator, and it's usually opened with 3 split terminal windows. I also use Gnome terminal for various reasons. I'm wondering how is bash history handled in this case as I sometimes ...
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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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In Ubuntu, is there any terminal that allows for the position of the cursor to be moved with the mouse?

For example, if I find I miss one letter in a long command, currently I need to press ← to move the cursor, which is slow. Why can't we use mouse to put the cursor in the place we want?
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Gnome-Terminal reports $TERM to be `xterm`

On a clean install of Ubuntu 12.10, the default gnome-terminal is reporting $TERM to be xterm where it should really be reporting xterm-256color. What is the best way of changing this? I'm avoiding ...
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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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Global menu not working in 13.10

After upgrading to 13.10 the global menu doesn't show for some applications like Terminal and Chrome. Is this a bug or is it normal? Thanks in advance.
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Change default width of gnome-terminal and terminator windows

Only a short question but is it possible to set the default width (and height) of terminal sessions in gnome-terminal and terminator? I find I always resize the window once it pops up so and given ...
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Set Ctrl+Alt+T to open a maximized terminal

I use the Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut to open a terminal, but I cannot see how I can get it maximized. When I start it manually, I can simply do a gnome-terminal --maximize, but that does not apply for the ...
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Adding timestamps to terminal prompts?

I was wondering if it was possible to add timestamps to terminal prompts, and if so, how could I achieve this?
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Gnome-terminal doesn't refresh

Gnome-terminal works just fine when I am running Unity, but when I run Gnome shell, terminals don't work properly and have to be constantly refreshed. This is particularly annoying when using "vi" to ...
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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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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 write Bash script What is the command to open a terminal with two different tabed terminals and execute some commands separately tabs?

How to write Bash script to open a terminal with two tabs, and execute commands in both tabs? for instance: tab 1 opens skype tab 2 opens chromium-browser In the end, I want one more thing: write a ...
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How to change directory using script

I have this script #!/bin/bash cd /home/user/somedir pwd it works as expected, but I would like this script to transport me to /home/user/somedir, but I stay in the same dir. How to write script ...
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no internet for terminal- connect through a proxy

I'm using newly installed 13.04 on my lap. I've connected to wifi connection in our university and configured the proxy settings in network settings. I can access web and even software updater work ...
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Setting gnome-terminal window size from within ~/.bashrc

It know that it is possible to pass the --geometry=WxH arguments when using launcher, but how to set this option with the ~/.bashrc file.
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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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How to store my gnome terminal color palette

I use terminal and vim extensively, while writing code. I have created a color palette which is based on readability and easy-use with an autocomplete plugin(obtain plugins from Pydiction : ...
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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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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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How can I create a “built-in” color scheme for GNOME Terminal?

GNOME Terminal has a few built-in color schemes: How can I add more to this list?
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Add terminal session with network to login in screen

I want to add a terminal Xsession to the log in drop down screen. Can anyone let me know how to do this? No desktop, load only terminal with network support. Booting in recovering from grub lets me ...