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XFCE Terminal: Last line goes out of screen after opening a new tab

I switched from Ubuntu to Xubuntu recently. I expirienced a problem which drives me crazy: When I open a Terminal i usually move them to one half of the screen (with the Windows and an Arrow button)....
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Environment still acting up

I tried running some code to reset my proxy: if [ $(id -u) -ne 0 ]; then echo "This script must be run as root"; exit 1; fi gsettings set org.gnome.system.proxy mode 'none' ; grep PATH /etc/...
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Environment seems to be broken

I tried using some code to reset my proxy back to all 0's. It seems that I didn't put in the proper variables and now my environment won't load if [ $(id -u) -ne 0 ]; then   echo "This script must be ...
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Shell shows nothing until key is pressed

So apparently I did something to my shell (bash) xfce4-terminal, so that everytime I open one al I see is black. I copied my .bashrc over from another computer. when I press Return I get my prompt and ...
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Can't start any terminal

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 bionic with a xfce desktop. Today I needed a terminal and had to learn that I'm not able any more to open ANY terminal emulator. The terminal windows just close as they appear. I'...
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Byobu: Keybindings only respond in first tab; not responsive in new tabs or windows

I start Byobu and the first tab responds perfectly to all my keybindings. I can turn keybindings on and off and baby doves hatch from terminal outputs. ~ $ > byobu-keybindings Byobu keybindings: [...
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Why my terminal opens a dir without cd today?

I'm on Xubuntu 18.04, and everytime I typed vim in the terminal, It opened vim editor. But today, It opens a directory named vim! what can cause that? I just changed my font size from 14 to 13 ...
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free -h command in ubuntu minimal

I run free -h on Ubuntu minimal with XFCE and the output is misaligned. Why does it look misaligned? On Ubuntu standard, the output is aligned properly.
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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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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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Xubuntu 18.04: basic terminal emulator where the cursor blinks normally?

This is related to why does the cursor freeze in terminals?. Many terminal emulators (including the native xfce4-terminal) are built with GTK. Unfortunately, GNOME decided that cursor blinking was ...
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How to scroll lock in a bash terminal on Xubuntu 18.04?

During processing, I want to be able to disable (and enable again) auto scroll down to newest output so that I can examine the output before. Terminal software version: xfce4 0.8.7.4
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How can I change cursor blinking speed in Xfce Terminal?

I am using Xfce4 Terminal and enabled a blinking cursor. How can I change the cursor blinking speed ? Currently it seems to be set around 0,5s (based on my observation). I would like to speed it up ...
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Clear “unknown” characters from bash script

set | grep TERM TERM=xterm case "${TERM:-dumb}" in _rvm_old_traps=$( __rvm_grep -E 'EXIT|HUP|INT|QUIT|TERM' <(trap) ); trap '__rvm_teardown_final ; set +x' EXIT HUP INT QUIT ...
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Tamil letters scrambled & overlapped in xfce4 terminal [duplicate]

Tamil progressively overlaps and combination letters (உயிர் மெய் எழுத்து) do not merge in Xfce4 terminal: Changing font and encoding doesn't help. how to overcome this?
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Configure xfce4-terminal to recognize ANSI OSC 52 escape sequences to control the clipboard

tmux can put text into the system clipboard using ANSI OSC (Operating System Control) 52 escape sequences, but the terminal emulator needs to recognize them. xfce4-terminal, out-of-the-box doesn't ...
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Change color of active tab in xfce4-terminal

I'm using xfce4-terminal but I can barely notice which tab is active, so I'd like to change the background color of the active tab. How do I go about doing that?
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Unwanted symbols while pasting text on to terminal

I get 0~ symbol before the text and 1~ after the text while pasting it on to the terminal window. Is it related to some edits that I made in .bashrc or .vimrc files? Eg: I see '0~allowed1~' when I ...
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Open XFCE Terminal Window and Run command in same Window

I would like to start 'xfce4-terminal' and then run a command but finish with a prompt to repeat the command. I use the software 'todo.txt' and like to have it open in a small window which I can ...
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How to get a white background in XFCE terminal of Xubuntu 16.04?

I am using Xubuntu 16.04 The terminal background is black and my eyes are straining. How can I make the terminal background white?
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xubuntu 17.10: cannot change xfce4-terminal keyboard shortcuts

I've just installed xubuntu 17.10 and cannot change xfce4-terminal keyboard shortcuts. I tried enabling editable accelerators (according to http://docs.xfce.org/faq), running: Appearance -> Settings -...
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escaping Function keys for terminal applications

I'm trying to use F keys (F1,F10,F11) keys in terminal applications (e.g. mutltitail , mc) in terminal emulator (xfce4-terminal) but these keys are assigned to terminal emulator GUI (for help, menu &...
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Access a network folder in Xubuntu 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

I used to access files by typing \\\fileserver2 in run command in windows. How do I access them in Xubuntu 16.04 LTS? I tried using ftp://fileserver2 in terminal but it said there is no such ...
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See terminals title when doing alt-tab

I work with several terminal windows and tabs at the same time. To see logs, doing theme specific tasks, etc. I put a title on all the different tabs but when trying to find a terminal window with Alt+...
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How can byobu be automatically started when opening a new terminal?

I am using xfce4-terminal as standard terminal and want to start byobu automatically when I am opening a new terminal. My shell is zsh. How can this be achieved? I found other posts like this one ...
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After login a terminal windows appear (Xubuntu 14.04)

After login there are the terminal windows that was used during the previous startup with working directory and command history suddenly re-appear when I log again or start up my computer. These ...
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How to pin applications in xfce4?

In order to run the Minecraft launcher for Linux, I have to run a command that brings up the window. Is there a way to pin it (Minecraft launcher) to the desktop or an easy access place so that all ...
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Filtering Terminal Output and Writing to File

I have following command : sudo evtest /dev/input/event3 I filter the output using sudo evtest /dev/input/event3 | grep 'type 1', works fine I want to write the output to file, and tried multiple ...
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Howto start a launcher (.desktop file) from terminal/shell - Xubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

does anyone how to start a .desktop file via terminal/shell? Help greatly appreciated!
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Why is my ~/.profile being executed on opening a terminal?

I want some commands to be executed only for login shells so I put them in ~/.profile but they are being executed for every terminal* window I open. How do I find out why this is? I searched ~/.bash*...
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How can I copy text from xfce4 terminal emulator to the clipboard?

I want to be able to select certain text with mouse to copy and paste it to the commandline. The "select" and "paste from clipboard/primary selection" part works, but I am unable to copy the selection ...
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Changing Default Size of Xfce4 Terminal

How do I change the default window size of the Xfce4 terminal emulator? Going to Edit > Preferences on the menu does not allow me to change the window size.
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Open Vim in Xfce4 Terminal from Thunar

I am using Xubuntu 16.04. I have set the default application to Vim for plain text files in Thunar. By default Vim opens in XTerm and not in Xfce Terminal. I would like for it to default to Xfce4 ...
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After “source .profile” the variable in a new terminal is still empty

One of the applications requires JAVA_HOME variable. Java is installed. In ~/.profile I have this: PATH="/usr/local/heroku/bin:/usr/share/perl6/vendor/bin:/home/arch/.local/bin:$PATH" JAVA_HOME="/...
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xfce4-terminal not showing colors properly on zsh theme prompt

I use zsh with oh-my-zsh and xfce4-terminal in XUbuntu 14.04. If I configure xfce-terminal with xterm-256color, like this: I get this error: *** VTE ***: Failed to load terminal capabilities from '/...
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Xubuntu - change default terminal to Terminator

I can't find in the Xubuntu 14.04 settings where the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T is associated to the xfce4 terminal. I'd like to associate that shortcut to terminator. How can I do it?
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Remove `Terminal - ` from xfce4-terminal's window title

Using xfce4-terminal, if I type: PS1="\[\e]0;\w\a\]> " I get as expected > as my prompt, and the current working directory shows up in the window title. But instead of just being ~/Documents, ...
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Same commands execute when restart terminal

So, some time ago, I copied csv data from a webpage into terminal to save it to a csv file, like echo "field1,field2,field3,...,fieldn, with about 20 lines of text. I did this because I couldn't ...
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Print Dialogue configuration to shell script

I need help figuring out which program gets called with what all arguments when I print a file using the standard print dialogue with a specific configuration, so I can automate it using a script. ...
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Interactive shell script autostart on custom Xubuntu live CD/USB

I'm trying to make a live usb which runs an interactive shell script when booting. I'm using Ubuntu Customization Kit (uck), xubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-i386.iso and syslinux (in order uck can build final ...
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Change color scheme for xfce4 terminal manually

I want to bind a shortcut to change my solarized color schemes (dark and light). For this purpose I need to know a command for terminal to change its color scheme, but I haven't found such one and I ...
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Terminal periodically swarmed with kbuildsyscoca4 lines

Every several hours, my terminal session is hit with hundreds of lines starting with kbuildsycoca4(10461). An example line is kbuildsycoca4(10461) KBuildServiceFactory::populateServiceTypes: "...
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Alert when terminal program finishes running? [duplicate]

I am running Xubuntu 15.04, but maybe this question has a general solution for all Ubuntu flavours. I usually leave long computations running in a terminal window, which may take from a couple of ...
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How to control cursor in xfce4 LXTerminal?

I've just installed xfce4 lightweight desktop on 14.04 server but the console and LXTerminal do not works as I expected when using arrow keys to control the cursor. When I press an arrow key it ...
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Why are these characters written to the terminal during clear?

I recently did a clear on my terminal and found that the following characters were printed on a the line above: [unknown character]3;J I did a clear | hexdump to look into this and found that the ...
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Blocking Start of Terminal

If you type this simple test command: gnome-terminal -x bash -c "ls;sleep 3" You will find that it returns immediately (the newly created terminal, of course, lingers for three seconds). This is in ...
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Open terminal tab NEXT to current (active) tab

I want to be able to open a new tab in the current terminal window, but have that new tab come up right next to the current one (on the right of it) rather than at the very right of the tabs. Is this ...
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xfce compose key not working in xfce4-terminal

I configured my compose key in /etc/default/keyboard: ~ $ cat /etc/default/keyboard # Check /usr/share/doc/keyboard-configuration/README.Debian for # documentation on what to do after having ...
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xfce4-terminal “Open Link” feature stopped working on XUbuntu 14.04

Recently, after a software upgrade, the "Open Link" item in my xfce4-terminal right click menu stopped working: instead of opening the clicked URL in a new Firefox tab, it now opens a whole new ...
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xfce4-terminal Color Settings for 'ls' in NTFS Partition Mounted by fstab

I have Xubuntu 14.04, and I have an NTFS data partition that mounts at startup via fstab. How could I adjust the color settings for xfce4-terminal beyond the GUI options? For example how could I set ...