GNOME Terminal is a terminal emulator for the GNOME desktop environment. Among its key features are support for multiple profiles, colored text, tabs, mouse support, URL detection a number of UI customizations and compatibility options.

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Disable Using Bright Colors for Bold Font in gnome-terminal

gnome-terminal uses bright colors for bold fonts. Is it possible to configure it to use the same color for bold fonts as for normal fonts. Also, I do need bright colors somewhere else, so changing the ...
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gnome-terminal flag sh

I'm extremely new to linux, so i kinda need some tutoring... been teaching myself some scripting. Most of the stuff I just copy of sites. what baffles me is the little flags that appear in this line: ...
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overlining support in terminal

when I enter printf "\e[4m%s\e[0m\n" TESTING into iterm or osx terminal, testing returns underlined. Are there any terminals (mac or linux) that would support printf "\e[53m%s\e[0m\n" TESTING?
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How to maximize GNOME Terminal on Linux

Environment: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, C language , Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers Question: I'm programming a typing tutor which run on GNOME terminal, i want to maximize terminal when run ...
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Pressing the Q key in any application in gnome-terminal quits terminal?

I recently set up Linux (Debian 6), and am running Openbox as my WM. My problem is that, whenever I press the Q key in the terminal, whether in a script, program, app or just typing a command, it ...
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Is it possible to configure a blank line at the bottom of a gnome terminal?

When the terminal text reaches the bottom of the window, it's hard to see underscores and font descenders since they're so close to the window border. Can I configure a blank line (or 2)?
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How to extend selection in gnome-terminal?

In a terminal I can select a single line, double clicking with the Left Mouse Button. With xterm, I can extend that selection clicking with the Right Mouse Button in the place I want to extend it. ...
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How can I see the console output on linux like in windows?

Well, let's say we have a application that runs in a console and is for both windows and linux. On windows when you double click the application a command window opens and the application runs, you ...
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save gnome-terminal tabs configuration

How can I launch gnome-termninal with 4 tabs rooted at the same directory with each having a distinct tab-title and command launched at startup. (one is the actual "shell", three others are tail -F ...
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gnome-terminal new tab within exact same path

I'm using gnome-terminal and open multiple tabs for the same path. The behavior of gnome-terminal is to change to the real (canonical) path rather than the exact original path. E.g. a new tab opened ...
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Why are xterm colors different than gnome-terminal colors?

In my work environment I use xterm, and sometimes gnome-terminal. I like gnome terminal, but some of the colors are much harder to read than those of my xterm. I am wondering why the colors ...
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gnome terminal + vim's directory browser = underlines

Opening a directory up in Vim (using gnome-terminal) looks like this: Notice the underline that shows which line we're currently on? Can this underline be changed or removed?
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where linux fedora limit concurrent opening connections in terminal?

i have some webserver around and to manage the cluster i sometimes use script which open automatically the connections &/| sync files to them using python scripts, i've found a weird problem and i ...
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C program output file gnome-terminal

I have created a C program and made an executable under Linux. Right now, I open the executable by going first to gnome-terminal and then type ./<filename> I want to create a shortcut icon ...
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Mouse right-click menu in RXVT

I moved from gnome-terminal to urxvt. I am used to having a right-click menu in gnome-terminal. Do such menus exist in urxvt?
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Bad chars in gnome-terminal vim

I'm using Fedora 17 with gnome-shell. I've installed Ubuntu fonts, and I'm running vim inside the gnome-terminal. Quote often, I get the following problem: What could be the problem? The problem ...
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How to move tab title from top to bottom in gnome-terminal on Ubuntu?

I do love konsole on redhat, but now I have to work with Ubuntu. So I installed konsole on Ubuntu, but it seems not good since when I copy something by selecting, tail of the line are full filled ...
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Windows in GNOME stuck at top left corner of desktop

I'm using GNOME 2.16 on Red Hat. I was doing some work in the Terminal and, by accident I entered a command that made the windows for all programs to be stuck to the top-left corner of the desktop ...
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Redirect output of gnome-terminal to file

I have written a script which opens a new terminal using gnome-terminal. The output shown on gnome-terminal is correct. I want this output should be in some file. I have tried this: gnome-terminal ...
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Is there any way to keep text passed to head, tail, less, etc. to be colored?

Is there any way to keep colorization of text passed through pipe | to head, tail, less, etc.?
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In vim, how can I quickly switch between tabs?

In gnome-terminal, I can just press Alt + (1, 2, 3, etc.) to switch to specific tabs. I can also use Ctrl + (PgUp / PgDn) to cycle through tabs (admittedly less convenient, but it can be remapped). ...
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Using alt in terminal emulator

I have many key combinations involving Alt in Emacs. When I run it in gnome-terminal and press Alt, it invokes menu items like "File" or "Edit", instead of executing Emacs commands. How can I change ...
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How do I edit previous lines in a multiple line command in GNOME Terminal?

When entering a command which spans multiple lines in Bash, how do I edit previous lines? I'm a Linux Mint (Lisa) user using GNOME Terminal. For example, let's say I type: $ echo "foo bar > baz ...
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How to change the profile of current tab in gnome from command line

If I do this gnome-terminal --profile=NEW_PROFILE it indeed changes to the new profile but opens a new window. But I want it to change the profile of the current tab and not pop up a new window. ...
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Changing gnome-terminal color theme depending on running app

Is it possible to change color theme (or whole gnome-terminal profile) of terminal if for example Midnight Commander is started inside gnome-terminal? My aim is not to launch a new terminal window but ...
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recover gnome-terminal tab that got disconnected from ssh connection?

Is there any way to recover a gnome-terminal tab that got disconnected from ssh connection? Whenever I get disconnected from the ssh connection in a gnome-terminal tab, that window doesn't respond to ...
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Gnome: Change title of current terminal from bash command line

I know there are options to start a new terminal with a specified title, and that is is possible to change the title from a terminal using the menu: 'Terminal' -> Set Title. However, I want to change ...
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When I paste a command on my bash prompt it is not in history — how can I add it?

When I paste a command to my OS X or Ubuntu bash prompt using CmdV, the command is not in history – even if it is executed. The command is in history only if I type it. How to enable that pasted ...
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make gnome-terminal real transparent

I want to make gnome-terminal transparent. To do this I have to select option Transparent background and move the slider under Background tab from the menu - Edit -> Profile Preferences. It becomes ...
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define $HOME variable in gnome-terminal profile (for bash)

How do I do this. I've tried setting this in a script and in the "command" to run at launch in gnome-terminal profile preferences. Additionally, there is a full set of .bashrc .*rc files in the new ...
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how to get gnome-terminal to not mess up emacs keybindings

In particular, if I type "C-M-SPC" gnome-terminal sends "M-SPC" to emacs. xterm does not have this problem. Note that this is a different problem than the one where emacs keybindings conflict with ...
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Linux Mint 12: Can't Create gnome-terminal Profiles

I am trying to setup some gnome-terminal profiles, so that I can have a pre-configured set of tabs when I start gnome-terminal. Previously I achieved this by going to Edit=>Profiles... (in ...
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Vim colors not working properly in terminal

I'm using gnome terminal, and vim with solarized color theme. When I open vim in the terminal, it's illegible. But when I open a file in gvim, the color scheme works perfectly. Gnome terminal's ...
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Can I have my terminal background change based on hostname?

I'd like to have my terminal background color change based on hostname. My reasoning for this is mainly to have and extra way to remind myself what server I am on, so I don't do something stupid. Is ...
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Ubuntu - Save terminal tabs with directories and titles

In the terminal I always have the same 3 tabs open, plus other random ones. It would be nice if I could have the terminal open with these three tabs open and their titles set. I tried ...
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gnome-terminal like terminal in Windows XP?

I'm running Cygwin in Windows XP. I find it quite handy, apart from it running in the default Windows Command Prompt. Are there any alternatives to this? For example, is there a terminal that is like ...
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Vimrc for different gnome-terminal profile?

I want to load different VIM color schemes for different gnome-terminal profiles. It's indeed two questions: How to know the active profile name in a gnome-terminal session? How to test with environ ...
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How do I open gnome-terminal in a maximized window by default?

I am using Ubuntu 11.04. When I launch gnome-terminal, how do I make it open in a maximized window by default? Currently it's only taking part of the screen and I always have to maximise the window. ...
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How to make mouse wheel scroll the less pager using bash and gnome-terminal?

I have two computers with the latest Fedora. On the first, I'm using zsh and the mouse wheel can be used with the less pager within gnome-terminal to scroll the pager. On the second, I use bash and ...
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How can I pass function keys in Gnome terminal to Emacs

I like to use Emacs in the terminal with out X(emacs -nw). But the problem is I can't use function keys(f1 ... f12) in gnome terminal. How can I pass them to Emacs in gnome-terminal? If it's not ...
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can I make ubuntu's terminal program automatically copy to the clipboard selected text and paste on right click?

i'm used to using putty on a window's machine. With putty whatever you select is automatically on the clipboard without having to right click and select copy. And right click just pastes.
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indistinguishable active tab in gnome terminal

I am running Gnome 2.30.2 and Gnome Terminal 3.0.1 on my Debian Sid and recently the active tab became almost indistinguishable from other tabs. It is actually the same colour. Changing the themes ...
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How do I detect when I a terminal gets focus in Linux?

I want to be able to time how long I spend in front of a terminal. I'm thinking the best way will be to have some sort of timer that starts and stops when the terminal gains/loses focus. And it will ...
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How to open a file or folder from Terminal

I'd like to know if there is a way to open a file or a folder from terminal? When I wrote a URL LINK in terminal, it's allows me to open that link on my default browser. So I'd like to do the same ...
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screenrc: How to map “alt+number” to “select a screen window” in gnome terminal

I found this online: bindkey "\261" select 1 bindkey "\262" select 2 bindkey "\263" select 3 .... Basically it maps alt+1 to "select 1"; alt+2 to "select 2". So when you press alt+1, it is ...
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How do I open a program from terminal and force it to stay in the same workspace as the terminal?

In my daily work, I can usually divide the task at hand into two or three subtasks, for example MATLAB programming, LaTeX typesetting and Skype communication. For this, I like to keep the different ...
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Linux: How to set default directory of terminal emulators?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04, my terminals (gnome-terminal and urxvt) start in "/" instead of "~" What can cause this behavior? I imagine that the working directory of Gnome or X is set to "/", ...
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Why does gnome-terminal display ���?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 with GNOME Terminal 2.30.2, but when I ssh into a RedHat server, my terminal does not display correctly. For example, the help pages for R look like this: Objects of class ...
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Smooth fonts in Gentoo terminal in Awesome WM?

I had GNOME DE but recently I've switched to Awesome WM. The only problem I have I can't set smooth fonts in Gnome-terminal. If I start gnome-settings-daemon, all the fonts in terminal become smooth, ...
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Starting applications from terminal prints funny messages on terminal

Whenever I start Firefox or any other application from command line it prints messages on the terminal. How do I get rid of those messages? Where should I redirect those things and how? I use this to ...