I like the terminal, it's handy to have open but this happens eveytime:

  1. open terminal
  2. type something in it
  3. switch to another program
  4. terminal is closed

:-/ This happens even if I just type something in the command line and leave it there, or if I open a program through the command line or if I'm just looking through my folders...

edit Sorry this is the true chain of events:

  1. List item
  2. open terminal
  3. switch to another program
  4. alt-tab doesn't display it
  5. click on terminal in the task bar
  6. opens new terminal
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    Try running the terminal with the command gnome-terminal > ~/log.txt 2>&1. Then check if there is any output in log.txt – Ciaran Liedeman Oct 25 '11 at 15:12
  • Nope nothing in the log file... – nicV Oct 25 '11 at 17:29
  • How quickly does it happen? - If you switch to another, non-maximised, window that doesn't obscure the terminal window, you should be able to see if there's a delay, if there are any messages, etc – Joe P Oct 25 '11 at 18:44
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    Ok... sorry I'm a bit of an idiot and I had too many windows open - problem redefinition... They do not close, they hide behind all the other programs, alt-tabbing doesn't show it and if you scroll to the side bar and click it opens another one instead of bringing up the original (That's why I thought it closed sorry!) – nicV Oct 25 '11 at 18:58
  • I have seen this bug too. I usually middle-click the titlebars of the apps in front of the terminal (or the top-panel for maximized windows) to send them to the background, until the terminal reappears. It's rather frustrating. – Marius Gedminas Oct 25 '11 at 19:36