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I downloaded Ubuntu 18.04 a few days ago from the Microsoft App Store.

I'm trying to carry out an exercise which requires me opening the Terminal.

I was instructed to use Ctrl+Alt+T, but this doesn't work at all. Every time I use it, it makes a weird error-like sound.

This is my first time trying to open the Terminal. How do I fix this?

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  • You can open it by searching for it and clicking like any other app. Why the keyboard shortcut isn't working I have no idea. – GabrielaGarcia Oct 18 '18 at 17:11
  • Let's see if GNOME Terminal works at all. Does Alt+F2 followed by gnome-terminal followed by Enter work? – Chai T. Rex Oct 18 '18 at 20:13
  • Hey, I tried the Alt + F2 followed by gnome-terminal then enter. It did not work. Every time I used Alt + F2, a Q came up. – Lisaxo Oct 23 '18 at 13:48
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    @Chai and Gabriela, turns out OP is using WSL – wjandrea Oct 23 '18 at 21:13
  • I simply setup a Windows Desktop Icon to click for the terminal. But for your needs this might be helpful: howtogeek.com/270810/… This is almost a Windows Shortcut key question though... – WinEunuuchs2Unix Oct 24 '18 at 0:40
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By default that is the shortcut, but it might happen that someone have redefined the same.

For this, go to Settings→Devices→Keyboard and redefine or reset to default by clicking on (if previously redefined) beside it the shortcut.

Keyboard settings

Update:

The above works with Ubuntu OS. Since the OP is using WSL, there are two ways to launch Ubuntu Terminal:

  • Command Prompt: Command prompt can be launched from Start or can be run by using Win+R an typing cmd. In command prompt , you need to write ubuntu or ubuntu1604 or ubuntu1804 depending on the version you've downloaded.

  • Using Ubuntu App: You can define its shortcut using app settings and assign it shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T.

But that makes it a Windows question. For this read: How to Create Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

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