I was following the instructions to install Python3.6 on my Ubuntu 16.04 machine from here and in the process I also did some
sudo apt-get purge on some Python3.5 packages (so that I would only keep the 3.6 stuff). Looking at my history I see I did stuff like the following:
sudo apt-get purge python3 sudo apt autoremove sudo apt-get purge python3.5 sudo apt-get purge python3.5-minimal sudo apt-get purge python3-minimal sudo apt-get purge libpython3-stdlib sudo apt-get purge libpython3.5 sudo apt-get purge libpython3.5-minimal sudo apt-get purge libpython3.5-stdlib sudo apt-get --purge autoremove
I also installed
The end result of the above depradations has (weirdly) messed up with my terminal appearence. Below you see my old terminal appearance to the left (that terminal was launched before the above commands) and the new appearance (to the right):
A number of things aren't right with the new appearence of the terminal:
- no vertical scroll bar (the window to the left automatically shows a scroll bar when it receives focus)
- no menu bar
- different brackground color
- diffrent font and font size
- right mouse click in the terminal window does not allow me to access the terminal's profile (no pop-up menu appears).
I subsequently installed back again the packages I had removed but that didn't solve my problem.
I was initially unable to launch any new terminal at all. Once I did
sudo apt-get purge gnome-terminal I was yet again able to launch new terminals (but with the wrong appearance shown above). If I install
gnome-terminal I again lose the ability to launch new terminal windows. So I think I've lost the ability to launch a new
gnome-terminal and all the new terminal windows I am creating are
How can I restore my terminal appearance?