I placed a custom message in the GNOME Terminal to see if it worked. Now every time I try to open it, the terminal closes automatically. I know I put the option to display the message and then close itself, but now I can't undo it. I tried uninstalling and downloading it again but that did not work.

  • How exactly did you "place" it into gnome-terminal ? Which file or setting did you edit ? – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy May 19 '15 at 23:41
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    If you did it through gnome-terminal profile settings, try deleting everything in .gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/ folder (notice leading dot in .gnome , which makes it a hidden folder), and then try opening gnome-terminal. This should remove all profiles and start with default profile. Let me know if that works, and I'll convert my comment to an answer – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy May 19 '15 at 23:43
  • i did it through profile settings, i found .gconf/apps/ but there is no gnome-terminal folder or file in there – Pafmac May 20 '15 at 0:23
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    Ok, in that case, do you have any other profile there ? You could try opening the terminal, then switch to another profile and click relaunch – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy May 20 '15 at 0:40

Install dconf Editor, because I think, a GUI is a good choice here:

 sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

Open the application with:


and open this path in the tree:


Open the profiles as shown in the screenshot:

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and revert your changes...

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