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

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Error creating terminal: Message recipient disconnected from message bus without replying

Why can't I open the gnome-terminal (version 3.18.3-1ubuntu1 on Ubuntu 16.04) any more? The error message is this: Error creating terminal: Message recipient disconnected from message bus without ...
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gnome terminal scrollbar visibility

According the manual below https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-terminal/stable/pref-scrolling.html.en There is an option (Edit ▸ Profile Preferences ▸ Scrolling) "Scrollbar visibility" so that you ...
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Make terminator ask for permission before closing if something is being executed

I normally use Terminator as a terminal instead of the GNOME one. So far I am really happy with Terminator. However, the GNOME terminal asks for permission before closing if something is running in ...
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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 to use Scroll Lock key to browse through gnome-terminal's output?

While using gnome-terminal, the only way to view output is to use the scroll bar on one of the sides of the emulator. By default the arrow keys(↑↓) are set to browse through history commands one by ...
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Can I hide tab bar in gnome-terminal even when I use multiple tab?

I am asking this, because I can't seems to find question regarding this. I love gnome-terminal, because I can copy paste from/to this terminal window, and because I already set it up to use bitmap ...
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Can't launch gnome-terminal

Running on Ubuntu 13.04, GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1. If I start it from terminanator, I get this error: mia@mavrica:~$ gnome-terminal Failed to summon the GConf demon; exiting. Failed to activate ...
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Custom Terminal App ID

I am running Matlab through the terminal, with the -nodesktop and -nosplash flags. I even created a custom laucher with gnome-terminal -e "matlab -nodesktop -nosplash". However, the OS (Ubuntu 12.10) ...
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How to set z-index for gnome-terminal?

Is it possible to control the z-index of a new gnome-terminal window? I want to open a new terminal with a script, but rather than showing it as a popup, I want to make it as the first available ...
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12.04 Terminal Tab Color under gnome classic

The tab color for gnome-terminal is different (light color) from the system Ambiance theme. What can I modify in /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-3.0/gtk-widgets.css in order to get a consistent look ...
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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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Log in as other user having GUI capability

Using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. I log in with my usual user (admin) in graphic environment. Once logged, I'd like to run GUI-commands like if I were another user (normal), to test a client-server ...
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Gedit TitleBar right click menu?

After running gedit command in terminal i see the original title bar right click menu , but when i run sudo gedit command it's only show Close on menu , although when i do the same with nautilus it ...
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Why can't I start gnome-terminal after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

When attempting to start the Terminal application from Unity Dash, the icon appears, flashes for several seconds, and then disappears. When attempting to start gnome-terminal from xterm, I receive the ...
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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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Why can't I open “Terminal” in Wily?

I've just installed Wily (fresh install, but with shared boot partition and using existing home directory) and am not able to launch "Terminal" ("XTerm" works though). The same problem arises if I use ...
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Terminal will not start

I am running Chrubuntu 15.04 64-bit on my Acer C720 Chromebook. When I try to open the terminal nothing will happen. The same result when I try to open it from xterm. I have looked around and can not ...
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System freezes during Bash auto-completion with Tab or Ctrl+R

It started about a week ago, don't know why. Now, when I type something like cd somedir and click Tab, my system completely freezes for about 10 seconds. I can move the cursor but can't switch between ...
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Indicate whether terminal is idle in tab header

Is there a way to visualize which terminal tabs are idle (the shell is the current program) and which are busy (e.g. a wget process is in the foreground)? I'd like to see when my long-running tasks ...
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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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IpProtocols firefox add-on with gnome-terminal and multiple tabs

I want to use Firefox with IpProtocols 0.2.3 to launch telnet sessions from browser. It is working well for me with xterm terminal emulator, but i wish to use multiple tabs. Now I try to use gnome-...
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How to stop Ctrl+= being swallowed?

I want to bind C-= in Emacs but Emacs sees it as "=". Emacs is 24.3 running in gnome-terminal on Ubuntu 14.10. xev sees that Control is pressed but C-v C-= in bash prints only "=". I assume that ...
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Termial not accepting options

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, and for some reason the terminal command will not accept options. (I believe these are called option, please correct me if I am wrong). For example, when installing a new ...
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Local Network Chat between Ubuntu and OS X with Terminal

I was trying to create a chat between two computers on the same network, through terminal. The difficulty is that Comp2 is OS X, while mine, Comp1 is Ubuntu. We want to do it through terminal, as it ...
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Where are the colors for the system theme (or just the gnome-terminal) specified in Ubuntu 14.04?

I really like the default color scheme for gnome-terminal in Ubuntu 14.04. I want to use it for my terminal color scheme in Xubuntu. The only problem is that I have not been able to find the ...
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Why aren't my bold colors displaying properly?

I am trying to get solarized to work in the gnome-terminal, tmux, and vim. It has been a chore. Just when I thought I had them set up properly I noticed that my bold font colors aren't displaying ...
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How to switch between nautilus window and (gnome-)terminal

I need a fast possibility to switch between a nautilus window and a (gnome-terminal) in the same working directory. At the moment I'm using the following setup: nautilus -> terminal: nautilus-open-...
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Unable to fork: Cannot allocate memory

frequently getting 'fork: Cannot allocate memory' when running commands over ssh. I have 64Gb of RAM and usually 1~2Gb free. swap is more than 8gb free Ubuntu version:"Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS" Desktop ...
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gnome-terminal hangs on start in KDE

I have multiple desktops installed (Ubuntu 12.10), and while logged in with KDE I see the following strange behaviour. When starting gnome-terminal, it opens a window with the title and menu rendered, ...
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Can I set my computer to say ' Shut down ' when I shut it down rather than show GNOME Lines?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 and the first time I shut it down it started showing GNOME lines. I didn't change any settings before and it goes on for a reasonable amount of time. I don't want to use ...
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How to install color palettes from *.sh files in tilda?

I don't like any of the built in color palettes in tilda. How do I install another from a .sh file? For instance: https://github.com/chriskempson/base16-shell/blob/master/base16-google.dark.sh
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terminal unable to find device “Mouse”

I have tried may web pages first to slow down my mouse,I have 1 HP USB Optical,1 ONN Wireless USB receiver type. Got them slowed down but in Terminal when I try to get into the properties of either I ...
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Non-printing characters showing up in terminal prompt

Without color my prompt looks like this: [0] [dimo414@dimo414:/tmp] $ echo $PS1 | sed 's/\x1b/\\e/g' \n[0] [dimo414@dimo414:/tmp]\n\$ I add some color and \[...\] delimit it: [0] [dimo414@dimo414:/...
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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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Error log for executing command in multiple terminal tab

My script for executing command in multiple terminal tab: #!/bin/bash tab=" --tab-with-profile=Default" options=(--tab --title=Terminal) cmd[1]="ping 192.168.9.1" title[1]="1" cmd[2]="ping 192.168....
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Terminal broken characters

It doesn't matter if gnome-terminal or xfce4-terminal is used, I got always some broken characters in my terminal window. Specs: Ubuntu 15.10 Ubuntu Mono, UTF-8 encoding ZSH Any tips would ...
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Cannot open gnome-terminal ubuntu 15.10 (Bad Locale)

Hello ubuntu community! Recently i downloaded and installed ubuntu, and after some experimenting, im unable do open my terminal! The problem occurred after i gave the machine the following command: ...
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bash script: gnome-terminal does not parse arguments

Using 14.04. I read several posts here and changed the command; however gnome-terminal comes with an error: Failed to parse arguments: Cannot open display: I have a bash script in which several ...
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Apt-get/Terminal can't detect CD in drive when trying to install

I can't find anything online that is relevant to my issue! I've checked around the answers here, and have referenced google and other ubuntu help sites, and can't find this specific problem or ...
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shell file to open multiple terminal tabs, change locations, run commands

I've never written a shell script before, but I have a web app that needs a whole bunch of things running at once, and it's irritating to have to open each tab, change directories, start my processes, ...
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Terminal loses transparency with theme

I'm kinda new to Linux but I'm a fast learner and experienced IT. Anyway, I recently did a dual boot on my system (Windows 10 / Ubuntu) and I'm using gnome as my DE. Everything works very well except ...
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how do I create gnome-terminal from python code?

I use ubuntu 14.04 and I want to create gnome-terminal from python script. I used the following code. the code : !/usr/bin/python from subprocess import Popen,PIPE import os import time os....
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Teminal does not show in Kate

I installed Kate in Ubuntu. But it is not showing Terminal in the application. I googled, which said me to install Konsole, as Kate is a KDE based application.I installed Konsole and ran Kate again ...
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Character “w” in ubuntu terminal sudenly does not show

Suddenly I realized that on my Ubuntu terminal ( 14 LTS ) every instance of character "w" does not appear correctly. I've noticed that gedit behaves the same (shows a broken w), however "w" does 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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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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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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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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Open new tabs in main gmome-terminal window from main gmome-panel?

When you open a terminal from the panel in gnome-session-fallback you get a new gnome-terminal window. My goal is to have every subsequent gnome-terminal open from the panel to open as a tab in the ...
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Resume cp that was interrupted

I was doing a huge cp command, copying 1TB and I had disconnected computer from network after 700GB. Files are still there but I can't anyhow to resume copying. I tried sudo rsync rsync --ignore-...