When I press Ctrl + Alt + T, Ubuntu 16.04 opens xterm and when I search for gnome-terminal nothing is found. I searched for terminal and the only 2 applications there are XTerm and UXTerm.

How do I get the gnome terminal back?

  • @CollDue96 Alright, wasn't sure how that worked xD – Fusiondew Jun 30 '16 at 0:11
  • according to some high-rep users saying on my recent meta post, you should accept one. Which one do you think is better quality? Provides more information? Is more detailed? – fosslinux Jun 30 '16 at 0:16
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    Perhaps expand on your answers a little? – andrew.46 Jun 30 '16 at 0:27
  • Why are you having him un-accept an answer @CollDue96? What does it matter other than the question is answered, and the first who is accepted is chosen as the accepted answer? That's what helps everyone. – P Smith Jun 30 '16 at 0:55
  • @PSmith, And don't pay attention to which one's first. Our goal is to fuel building a Q&A resource, not a how-fast-can-you-spew-an-answer contest. – SuperScript Jun 6 '15 at 19:11 – fosslinux Jun 30 '16 at 1:01

Simply open any working terminal that you do have, and enter:

sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal

You should be good to go!

You can also see this thread
How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal?
as to how to set a custom key command, so that CTRL + ALT + t opens the terminal or program you choose, specifically, gnome-terminal.

So, for example, if you later choose to use lily-term or xfce4-terminal or something else, you may also change that keyboard shortcut/ command to open that terminal emulator, instead. In addition, you may set other commands to open other programs, such as super + e to open the file manager, or CTRL + a to open Audacity, etc, so long as those commands are not already in use.

Good luck!

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Run this:

sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal

This will install gnome-terminal.

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  • Hopefully between us he gets it :D – P Smith Jun 29 '16 at 23:47
  • Hopefully. I'll comment on him (because we posted so quickly in between each other) not to accept either. – fosslinux Jun 29 '16 at 23:49
  • I should have assumed that was the fix haha thanks guys, I get paranoid of other people making malicious packages that seem like main programs (not entirely sure if that happens) lol – Fusiondew Jun 29 '16 at 23:54
  • @Fusiondew They aren't malicious programs. – fosslinux Jun 29 '16 at 23:57
  • Ah ok, wasn't sure but now I know! :D – Fusiondew Jun 30 '16 at 0:00

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