On Ubuntu whenever I click Ctrl+Alt+T, it will open the default terminal of Ubuntu. Now I want this shortcut to open my tilix terminal. How can I do this?


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You can change your default terminal application via update-alternatives. The following is how you do it.

  1. Open your current terminal.
  2. Run this command, sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator
  3. It will show several terminal applications that are installed on your system. Type the number corresponding to Tilix. Press Enter.

Now you can try to press CTRL+ALT+T and Tilix should show up.

I hope this helps.

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    yes its helped me alot Thank you! Commented Apr 13, 2021 at 5:54
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    @MuhammadIftikhar You can mark this answer as the accepted answer if this helps. Thanks Commented May 15, 2021 at 8:58
  • Thanks for this anwser ! This should be marked as the accepted answer.
    – David V.
    Commented Nov 22, 2022 at 10:08

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