I have the following packages installed:

  • gedit
  • gedit-common
  • gedit-plugins

In Ubuntu 12.04 with these packages installed all that was needed was to activate the terminal plugin and the press Ctrl+F9 to show the bottom panel. This isn't the case with Ubuntu 13.10 (Gedit 3.8.3) and I can't figure out how to do it.


After you are sure that gedit-plugins is installed, (re)open gedit and navigate to EditPreferences and select Plugins tab. Here you must to tick Embedded Terminal. Then when you will press Ctrl+F9, a terminal will appear in bottom pane:

Embedded terminal in gedit

  • I wrote in the question that this doesn't work in the Gedit version I'm using (3.8.3). Ctrl+F9 doesn't do a thing. – Luís de Sousa Nov 2 '13 at 21:55
  • @LuísdeSousa Well, I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and that screen shoot was taken from Gedit 3.8.3. Try to reinstall Gedit. – Radu Rădeanu Nov 2 '13 at 21:58
  • I have re-installed Gedit. Ctrl+F9 still doesn't work, but now the Tools menu is gone. How can I get it back? – Luís de Sousa Nov 3 '13 at 8:12
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    @LuísdeSousa How did you reinstalled? Use: sudo apt-get purge gedit* to uninstall everything related to gedit. Then install using sudo apt-get install gedit gedit-common gedit-plugins – Radu Rădeanu Nov 3 '13 at 8:31
  • I did something similar, but I tried again the way you suggest. Still I have no Tools menu nor the Bottom Panel. Is there any other version of GEdit packaged for 13.10? – Luís de Sousa Nov 3 '13 at 17:14

In Gedit, install "gedit-plugins" and "gedit-developer-plugins" from Ubuntu Software Center within the "Text editor" application.

Then go to Edit, Preferences, Plugins, Embedded Terminal. Restart gedit and after that just press CTRL+F9 and you will get a terminal embedded in gedit.

I tried this in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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