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I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop 32 bit, and I can't find any icon or menu to launch the terminal. Is something wrong? How can I access the terminal?

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    Hi black and welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Is there a reason you aren't using Ubuntu 16.04? – fosslinux Jun 14 '17 at 2:36

Click on the search icon on the launcher. Type term. At least one should be listed. You can launch it from there and then pin it (lock it) to the launchbar.

If it's not there, you can install it thusly:

sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal

Alternately, if the terminal software is installed,

<ctrl><alt> t

will launch it.


Try the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T.

Here are some other options


Easiest way to launch your Terminal is to just hit a keyboard combination pressing "Windows key + T" on your keyboard. If you installed Ubuntu and chosen Gnome as your environment, your default terminal "gnome-terminal" should be launched in a second.

  • Widows + T opens Trash here (Ubuntu 16.04). – pLumo Jun 14 '17 at 8:46
  • Upss, Win+T is for XFCE env, was writing answer late last night. Apologies :) – Miki Jun 14 '17 at 9:43

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