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

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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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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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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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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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'sudo poweroff' in Terminal turns screen of but does nothing else

I have found that recently when I execute the command: sudo poweroff In the GUI Terminal app that what actually happens is that my screen fully turns off, but my machine does not. It just sits ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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 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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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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“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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Enable compiz option without replacing the gnome-shell window manager

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and compiz version 0.9.12. I want to enable some compiz effects (Wobbly Windows, Opacity, etc.) but when I run the command: compiz --replace It removes my wallpaper, workspaces, ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Problem with gnome-terminal, but not with xterm?

I have a script called start-hotspot-terminal.sh. The text in it is: #! /bin/bash x-terminal-emulator -e "sudo /home/user/tools/start-hotspot.sh; read -p 'Press [Enter] to close terminal.';" ...
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Running gnome-terminal with alt-f2 doesn't set the SSH_AUTH_SOCKET env variable

I've set gnome-keyring to unlock my ssh key on login, and usually first thing I do after logging in is to run a gnome terminal via the Alt-F2 shortcut, gnome-terminal --geometry=90x40 -e byobu ...
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sublime text 2 via gnome-Terminal GLib-CRITICAL

Whenever I run sublime text 2 from the command line (via the 'subl' shortcut command) I receive the following error (sublime_text:4679): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 15745 was not found when ...
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Terminal screen will not be refreshed after suspending program: is this a bug or a default configuration problem?

Sometimes after suspending emacs(CTRL+Z) terminal screen refreshes incorrectly: Never experienced this problem in Ubuntu 12.04 (my current version is 14.04 with gnome-shell 3.6.2)
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Byobu & spaceFM

How to get byobu working "open a terminal here" with spaceFm's F4 shortcut ? From now byobu open in ~ directory and not in the actual spaceFM dir. Thanks
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Terminal crashes when I'm trying to use “ps aux” or “ps -U root”

I have a problem with terminal. Recently, I accidentally deleted all my files in /home directory, but I restored it with Testdisk program. I think that probably this could cause problems. The problem ...
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Is it possible to keep the command prompt always at the middle in the gnome terminal?

Is it possible to keep the command prompt always at the middle in the gnome terminal? After entering each command the command prompt line is coming to the bottom, so is it possible to keep the ...
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Hide Terminal and still receive input

I want to run a python script that basically uses the terminal for certain commands, but I don't want it to show the terminal. I've tried running the script as nohup file.py & - this works and I ...
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What is gnome-terminal.wrapper?

When I run command gnome-terminal.wrapper it open terminal similar to gnome-terminal. What is gnome-terminal.wrapper? How it differs from gnome-terminal?
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Ubuntu 14.04 terminal up/down arrow special char issue

Today when I opened terminal and typed ↑ (up) / ↓ (down) arrow key to get the previous run commands, to my horror I am getting special characters all over the terminal screen. Even when I ...
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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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Terminal with messed up characters

My terminal is displaying messed up characters. I already restarted my computer, but it isn't fixed. Here's a sample of the output from pstree. Any idea of why this happens?
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Automatically different background color for each instance of gnome-terminal?

Can this setting, to have a different background color for each instance of xfce-terminal: also be made for gnome-terminal?
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Terminal - Cycle through possible options

In the terminal I use bind '"\t":menu-complete' to auto complete my commands using the Tab key. If I hit the Tab key again, it shows the next choice. Sometimes I miss the entry and I have to go ...
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How can I upgrade from 12.10 to 13.10 via terminal using USB rather than from internet?

While upgrading from 12.10 to 13.10 I was unable to select the upgrade option as follow, the same happened while I was trying to upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 booting from USB Presently I have a ...
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Why one of the package s I've installed is unaccessible in Guake Terminal?

I installed Rails framework (Ruby on Rails) on my Ubuntu. Today after I installed Guake Terminal, and I called Rails command in it => The program 'rails' is currently not installed Rails still ...
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Program not running properly when run in terminal

I am running C++ programs using the Gnome terminal emulator in Ubuntu 10.04. The program has a number of steps and I get the program to print something to terminal after every one to tell me how far ...
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Why do “svn” commands block in gnome-terminal for couple of minutes (But Guake Terminal works instantly)?

I am facing a strange problem where svn commands block for a couple of minutes if I use gnome-terminal. So does UXTerm and Terminator. But strangely Guake Terminal works fine. I ran the following ...
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Continue script in terminal after pkill fullscreen program

I'm running a fullscreen program and i'm using pkill to close it by a keyboard shortcut. Killing the program works but my kill script also contains some other code. The rest of the script isn't being ...
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Can't connect to archive.canonical.com

This is a problem that has been driving me insane. Whenever I use the terminal to download anything, updates or programs, I can't get past 0% while it says, [Connecting to archive.canonical.com ...
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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 ...