I run a lot of programs in Ubuntu from the terminal, but I would like to be able to continue using the terminal after I have a program open. How can I put the programs in the background so that I don't have to open another window?
There are different ways to run a terminal program and continue using the terminal:
However, pressing Alt-F2 and then running your command from the GUI is usually considered best practice - there is no terminal at all!
Note that when using
EDIT: It looks like using
A simple way to run a program in the background is
You can run the command with a & after.
See Here for more info.