I have a google cloud instance running Ubuntu 16.04. I am accessing the GUI through VNC viewer Followed this question : How to make VNC Server work with ubuntu-desktop without xfce to set up the gui

When I connect to my server I get the following:

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When I click open in Terminal Terminal does not open. The usual shortcuts for opening terminal also does not work. How can I access the terminal from the gui in such a situation?

PS: I have terminal access on the gcloud side but not on the VNC side

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