I have just installed the final 17.04 Release. Having problems with the Unity Launcher (not Dash, don't use that), compared to what has always worked in 16.04 & 14.04.

[To create a shortcut on Launcher I always run the program first from the shell, then when it's running I right-click its icon in Launcher and Lock to Launcher: if that is not the right way to do things let me know.]

Having run term and locked it to Launcher, the right-click menu offers Terminal, but no longer New Terminal as it used to. Since obviously I will want multiple terminal windows, where has that option gone/how do I restore it?


To be clear, I am finding the New Terminal is missing no matter which way I lock the icon from.

I have discovered /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop. It includes line:


In 16.04 that line was:


If I change line to remove the "7" (and remove locked icon and re-lock) I now get New Terminal again on right-click. However, there is something odd, because although I can open a new terminal now from that icon, it launches a single new icon for the new terminal and that one does not offer New Terminal.

I think this is the area of difference from old behaviour, anyone care to explain? (I hope new Unity has not removed New Terminal deliberately and wants you to middle-mouse-click instead?)

closed as off-topic by jokerdino Apr 18 '17 at 7:31

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  • Remove its local launcher in ~/.local/share/applications, log out and back in, run it from Dash and lock it again. The issue with your method is that Unity creates a new launcher locally instead of a copy from /usr/share/applications. Will post as answer later, I am in far far away atm. – Jacob Vlijm Apr 14 '17 at 14:56
  • @Jacob There is no local entry there to delete; and running from Dash makes no difference. I am updating my question with more information. – JonBrave Apr 14 '17 at 15:00
  • Seems like it is a confirmed bug, no solution yet – vzamanillo Apr 17 '17 at 8:06
  • Good --- it's not just me! I think this one will bite a lot of people on the behind. I have posted my workaround at bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+bug/1681523/…. I am marking this answer as "Accepted". – JonBrave Apr 17 '17 at 9:21
  • Yep, you are not alone :), I am waiting for a solution too, thanks for your workaround. – vzamanillo Apr 17 '17 at 9:42

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