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Anyone know how to start a (Linux) terminal in Ubuntu 14.04 desktop? I could not find an icon for it on the task menu bar along the side of the desktop. :(

Thanks ahead!!!

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    ctrl+alt+t, or Dash -> terminal – Jacob Vlijm May 17 '14 at 20:28
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This link will teach you how to start a terminal irrespective of your desktop environment.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal

Alternatively for a full screen terminal you can type

CTRL+ALT+F1
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    Once you have started a terminal with CTRL+ALT+F1, how do you exit? I tried "quit" and "exit" and I'm still stuck at the command prompt! – AlainD Jun 12 '15 at 22:35
  • ctrl+alt+f7 in ununtu 14.04 – chandresh Feb 1 '16 at 3:58

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