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When I am pressing 'alt+F2', this command interface appears.

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When I enter any non-console application like firefox, gnome-system-monitor, google-chrome etc and press enter, the application starts immediately. But when I am entering any console based application like htop or cmatrix, it is not starting. I am using Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS.

Do you guys know what wrong am I doing?

  • Try something like gnome-terminal htop, or whatever the default terminal emulator is in Gnome these days. – fkraiem Dec 1 '16 at 10:07
  • It will only open the terminal window not htop. – Ryko Dec 1 '16 at 12:51
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The mechanism behind alt+F2 assumes a graphical application program. I tested with

xterm -e htop

and it works for me. You can use another terminal window too. I think Ubuntu Gnome comes with gnome-terminal, so it should work for you with

gnome-terminal -e htop

in the alt+F2 window.

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