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

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How to stop reordering of the same kind multiple preview windows in task switching?

When using task switching in the default graphical mode of Ubuntu 12.04, if they are multiple windows of the same kind, eg. multiple Terminal windows, you can see them all together and select which ...
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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 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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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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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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Terminal and software center missing

I cannot find either the Ubuntu Software center or the terminal anywhere on my computer. I downloaded virtualbox from their website and after it started applying changes in the software center the ...
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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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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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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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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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Transparency of terminal

How to make terminal transparent in UBUNTU 14.04. Actually I want to make my ubuntu terminal transparent but the solution given for the same question is not applicable because the given thing that to ...
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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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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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Gnome terminal transparent background shows desktop

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I have the same problem I've always had after an installation/upgrade: the terminal's transparent background shows the desktop (not the window that is behind it). ...
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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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Open lastlog file from outside

Currently we took a backup of the lastlog file from Server1 and took it to Server2, however, we cant open it since the lastlog command opens only the lastlog of the server we are currently in, but not ...
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Gnome-Terminal stretch background image to fit window size

Is there a way to stretch the selected image in my gnome terminal to fit the current window size? Using gnome-session 3.2.1
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12.04 ctrl-alt-8/2 window snap problems only with terminal window

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04, I have dual screens running on an nvidia gtx 760 running 331.49 drivers. Not sure whether this is relevant or not, but I have only the launcher bar enabled ...
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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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The terminalrc in Ubuntu

I knew that, if I want to set the cursor sharp in terminal, the setting will be found at Edit -> Profile Preference -> General tab By accident, I saw a configure file, about terminalrc. Here are the ...
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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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Gedit terminal background image

Is there a way to make the gedit embedded terminal have a custom background image instead of just a color? I've gone through all the options I can think of and haven't found anything. I have ...
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The terminal window auto closes after a while

I've been experiencing some weird behavior with my gnome-terminal. When I open it, without executing any script, just from the unity dash it closes itself after about 10 minutes. Regardless if I did ...
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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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Gnome-terminal, shift+enter interpreted as shift+enter

I use the GUI emacs and Shift+Enter evaluates the current line in R (ess-mode). I've recently started using emacs -nw in gnome-terminal and Shift+Enter gets interpreted as Enter i.e C-h-k for ...
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Terminal not working does not open at all

Hi everybody i dont know if this topic has been already adressed. since i have installed the ubuntu 12.10 terminal is not opening,i tried uninstalling it and installing it again but it does not help. ...
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Garbled text in terminal, titles and other places after upgrade to 12.10

After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10 I am getting sporadic garbled text in the terminal, but it is also appearing in titles and occasionally the URL bar of chrome. Amazingly I was able to catch a ...
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I can not get any sounds from my system

I know this is a popular topic, but I have been searching and cannot find a solution to my problem, plus, I'm super new to linux and terminals. I followed this tutorial ...
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terminal Issue for user created

Hi, I have created a user who in system settings > user account shows he is the administrator. But when I open the terminal it doesn’t show the whole line prompt. Attached is screen shot of the ...
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Terminal profile doesn't list all available fonts

my GNOME Terminal profile let me choose only mono fonts and Courier. I'm trying to use Source Code Pro font on my ubuntu terminal. I've installed it successfully, in ~/.fonts, and it shows on every ...
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Hide Terminal and still recieve 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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Terminal has lost its transparency option?

I just installed a new GFX card and ended up reinstalling 14.04 but now I have no option for transparency in the terminal. The whole 'background' tab is missing in the profile options does anyone know ...
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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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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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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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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 ...