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Questions tagged [gnome-terminal]

GNOME Terminal (often titled only "Terminal") is the default terminal emulator included in Ubuntu.

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How to unbind a shortcut in a terminal

Ubuntu 18.04 I'm using embedded terminal in my IDE and there is IDE-binding Ctrl8 which is pretty useful and convenient and I would not like to rebind it. However the Ctrl8 shortcut works as ...
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Missing applications menues like 'file' 'view' 'edit' 'search' etc

I started a ubuntu 18.04 LTS on google cloud, installed ubuntu-desktop, nautilus, gnome-panel, gnome-settings-daemon, metacity, vnc4server started vncserver, connected through realVNC and the app i ...
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Tmux terminal only supports 8 colors, but default terminal supports 256

I am using gnome-terminal. I have installed Tmux and I am trying to make it look like this: However, my tmux looks like this: I added the following lines into my .tmux.conf: # set default terminal ...
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My Ubuntu terminal takes a long time to load!

I am using Ubuntu 18.10. When I open my terminal it takes approximately 10 seconds to load completely. Here is the video link to my problem.
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Gnome Terminal: font background shifted

The powerline fonts are somehow broken on my gnome terminal: does anyone have a clue why this could happen? I'm using oh-my-zsh and I'm scaling the interface to 2 because of my high resolution ...
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After a system upgrade, when I `su -` I get bash-4.4 as a prompt instead of root@hostname

I just upgraded my system. After logging in as root using su - there is no root username in my prompt, it's just -bash-4.4# What should I do here? Thanks.
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I can't launch the terminal or uxterm in chromebook unity shell. How come?

I don't really understand how crosh works. I enter the shell and then type sudo startunity and ubuntu launches. But uxterm and terminal blink when clicked and then don't open. software center opens ...
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double click on text in terminal selects beyond word boundary

Ubuntu 18.10 gnome terminal 3.30.1 In gnome terminal when I double click on below word background it only makes sense it should highlight only the word background background=true however it ...
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mate-terminal: trigger profile on command

When I start an ssh session I want to trigger a terminal profile that reminds me that this session is not local. I keep a lot of terminals open and I too often don't notice what host a session is ...
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Gnome-terminal and Xfce4-terminal with ISO-encoding needs special-character keys to be pressed twice

In a gnome-terminal as well as in a xfce4-terminal, when I change its character-encoding from standard UTF-8 (with 2 bytes for special-characters) to ISO-Latin 8859-15 (always 1 byte), the following ...
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gnome terminal scrollbar missing Ubuntu 18.10 upgrade

Just upgraded from a full install of 18.04 to 18.10 via do-dist-upgrade There are no scrollbars in Gnome terminal. More than one screenful of text is present. Enabling/disabling scrollbar (repeatedly ...
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Figlet/TOIlet fonts can't be loaded in the terminal

I was trying to use TOIlet, and it worked just fine in the beginning. Later I was trying to install some program to record my terminal, such as asciinema, and I encountered this error every time I try ...
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How can I make new terminal windows open from left to right?

How can I make new terminal windows open such that they occupy available space on the right first, rather than the bottom?
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How do I efficiently find my terminal window in GNOME Shell?

I like to work with many open terminal windows at the same time. At work I have to cope with Windows, but I use Ubuntu at home. Sadly, the experience of finding a specific terminal window on GNOME is ...
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Show unwanted text in terminal when i open it

once my ubuntu 14 was crash after fixing it will showing this every time i open terminal. How to fix my terminal ?
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Ubuntu 18 terminal not opening

I just installed Ubuntu 18 on my desktop PC alongside Windows 10 and have been using Ubuntu without any problems for a couple of days. Today, when I booted up my computer, I am no longer able to open ...
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Terminal and Nautilus stopped working after a crash

Something went terribly wrong and, after a C++ program I was working on crashed, my terminal and nautilus (files) stopped working. I managed to install Terminator (another shell emulator), here is ...
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Terminal not started in ubuntu 18.04

Ubuntu 18.04 failed to start terminal. It shows an Error message - -failed to execute child process gnome-terminal. Please help me to start terminal in my system.
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terminal won't launch after installing python 3,7

I have the same problem as here. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS I did a bad job installing Python 3.7. I tried all that's proposed in the link, but terminal is still not working. I also removed and ...
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CTRL - ALT - T Stopped working

So my terminal hotkey just decided to stopped working out of nowhere. The setting in Keyboard shortcut is still there and even in dconfig <primary><alt>t. Everything looks perfectly fine ...
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Failed to start session, WiFi down

All of a sudden I receive a "Failed to start session" on Ubuntu when I login with lightgdm. I googled solutions, and they all tell me to reinstall ubuntu-desktop, however it seems like my WiFi card ...
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How can I solve this error related to gnome-terminal & software updater?

Due to this error, my terminal is neither opening from shortcut key (CTRL+ALT+T] nor from launcher. It only opens from "Open Terminal" option by right clicking on desktop. prateek@Home-Alone:~$ sudo ...
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How to solve the error “Failed to launch Terminal” after upgrading python?

How to solve the error "failed to launch Terminal" failed to execute child process GNOME-Terminal ( No such file or directory ) ? Please HELP us to solve this error. Currently I have upgraded Python ...
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Joined Terminal Tabs

I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 18.04, and I noticed something odd with the terminal tabs. I changed the new tab shortcut to CTRL+t. When I do that, I get an entirely new terminal with two tabs, ...
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gnome-terminal will not load, sudo gnome-terminal will

My gnome-terminal appears to have stopped working. Clicking the icon, Ctrl+Alt+T, and Alt+F2 -> gnome-terminal all have the same effect: the mouse changes to a spinner, the icon shows that gnome-...
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Terminal Logo gets misplaced after changing the theme [duplicate]

Recently I changed my Ubuntu 18.04 theme to MacOS theme. No sooner I installed the theme, I found the misplaced terminal icon in terminal window. I tried uninstalling and re-installing the terminal, ...
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Does opening a new terminal tab use equivalent system resources to opening a new window when running scripts in parallel?

Is opening a new tab in the terminal window equivalent to opening a new tab in terms of resources? I need to run 16 scripts in parallel. I do not know whether opening tabs or new terminals is the ...
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How to quickly setup a good “style” in the terminal [closed]

Before upgrading ubuntu I had a good configuration in my gnome terminal and in my previous job I had the same scheme when connecting ssh via putty: username in bold, executables in bold green, folders ...
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Right-clicking and selecting Terminal in Desktop doesn't set path of the terminal to the Desktop

Why doesn't right-clicking and selecting "Open Terminal" in Desktop set the path of the terminal to the Desktop? On the other hand doing the same thing from other directories sets the path as expected....
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Why does x-terminal-emulator sometimes exit on launch and sometimes not?

From my Java program, I launch an x-terminal. The Java waits for the x-terminal command to start. (It's a Datastore emulator for developers.) Process proc = Runtime.getRuntime().exec("/usr/bin/x-...
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gnome-terminal not working with `Error contructing proxy..` [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.01. About 2 days ago I updated my Ubuntu and restarted as recommended. But after that, gnome terminal stopped working. No response when I click the gnome terminal icon. I ...
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How can I disable “Copy as HTML” “Paste as HTML” from gnome-terminal context menu?

It appears to have been added between 17.04 and 18.04 and is related to this bug, https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=365121 I tried searching /usr/share/ and /etc/ for a config file but didn'...
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Windows commandprompt-like screen buffer on terminal? (i.e. horizontal scrolling)

I really like the way I can change word-wrap in the windows terminal from scaling with window to fixed-width. This way I don't need a large window to have "properly" formatted text (almost all the ...
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Is there a way to get pop-ups with bash autocomplete in Ubuntu terminal?

Is there a way to have pop-ups instead of list of next commands for bash autocomplete in Ubuntu terminal? I've created an autocomplete script for one of my applications which shows the next word ...
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terminal failed open because child process failed namely genome-terminal

I am trying open terminal but its failed because the child process failed genome-terminal. I tried to run genome-terminal through xterm did not work and may be even deleted python3.5
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gnome-terminal is secretive with the runing process in its titlebar (a bug or ?)

Misbehavior of the new gnome terminal (18.04) I used to use wmcrtl to search for the proper window on my crowded desktop and to raise it, set the focus or to do other wm operations... However it ...
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Middle click paste not working in terminal

I have upgraded several machines to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and enabled the "middle click paste" in the gnome settings. On one machine the middle click paste does not work in terminal windows but in other ...
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Cannot open terminal in 18.04

I have a recent installation of Ubuntu 18.04.1. When I open a terminal, a tab shows in the taskbar for a few sencods but then it fades away. The same with Files I've seen other users suggest to ...
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Terminal Freeze as I type in cd

I have ubuntu 18.04 and directory named RES8_NARROW Unfortunately every time I try to go cd into directory by typing in cd RES8 ..., terminal freezes after printing R and even Ctrl+C for terminate ...
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Is there a way to make GNOME Terminal Read-only with shortcut?

I am using Ubuntu 18, and GNOME Terminal 3.28.2 which has the menu option Terminal -> Read-only to prevent something being typed accidentally. Is there a keyboard shortcut to implement this feature?...
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rtlwifi_new-master error

While I'm using the command 'make' in the directory, I get the following error, root@sahil:~/Desktop/Untitled Folder/rtlwifi_new-master# cd rtlwifi_new-master bash: cd: rtlwifi_new-master: No ...
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Terminal won't launch after upgrade

my terminal and nautilus does not work since I upgraded the system with Ubuntu Software centre. I can open Xterm and if I launch gnome-terminal I get the following: Error constructing proxy for org....
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Terminal Not Working on 16.04 After Default Language Change

I just used the command below to change the default language on my calendar sudo localectl set-locale LC_TIME=en_US.utf8 After reboot, terminal is not working, let alone starting. I've tried using ...
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how to fix grub error from the usb I have previously installed ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have tried many solutions(solutions from cmd.exe) but nothing has worked for me. Recently I found the USB in which I have installed Ubuntu(two system Ubuntu and Windows 10). Is there any possibility ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 viber.deb not working.[2018] [one or more issues caused the setup to fail(playonlinux)]

When I installed ubuntu 18.04 at first I was able to install Viber.deb file but after few re-boot, Viber stops working. I tried to search Viber in the installed list but I could not find. I tried ...
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Gnome-Terminal always opens maximised

I have a small but annoying problem that I just can't figure out. I have two installations of Ubuntu 18.04. One on my laptop, one on my desktop. Whenever I open gnome-terminal on my desktop it ...
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No Nautilus, Xterm, Terminal Ubuntu 18.04

I'm not sure what has recently changed for this to happen, but at the moment I can't open Terminal or the Nautilus file manager. Xterm was suggested on another forum as a way of checking some fixes, ...
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Gnome Terminal Receiving Incorrect Character Input

While typing in my terminal, I discovered that the "b" key is no longer working. When I type the letter 'b', the terminal interprets it as the sequence of characters '"C": forward-word'. The 'b' key ...
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What is the difference between the -e and -x options for gnome-terminal?

Man pages state: -e, --command=STRING Execute the argument to this option inside the terminal. -x, --execute Execute the remainder of the command line inside the terminal. What is the "command line" ...