Whenever I launch gnome-terminal, terminator or some other terminal program via Gnome-Shell's app launcher, it brings to focus any existing window instead of creating a new one.

If I wanted to bring an existing window to focus...I'd do that. I'm using the launcher because I want to launch a new terminal window. How do I force Gnome-Shell to do that?

  • I don't know if that's true for Gnome too, but at least in Unity you get a context menu with a "New Terminal" button if you right-click on the gnome-terminal icon. – Byte Commander May 21 '17 at 17:04

Just click with the middle mouse button on the terminal icon in the launcher. This opens a second terminal window.

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