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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Slight delay when switching modes in vim using tmux or screen

Switching to and from insert mode in Vim is no longer instantaneous since I use tmux. After pressing Esc in insert mode, it takes a noticeable amount of time to actually get out of insert mode. After ...
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How to change background/foreground color on “all” existing terminals

I am looking for a command line way to change the background & foreground colors of all open terminal (and also for any new terminal, the new settings should be applied). Using something like ...
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Tabbed terminal that connects to a GNU Screen session?

I use the session feature of screen extensively. For example, I'll start a screen session for "project1" as "screen -S project1", and then when I need to reconnect I use "screen -d -r project1". ...
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how do I put a gnome-terminal icon on the desktop?

How do I put a gnome-terminal icon on the desktop? I already have one on the upper "panel" (ie: the strip across the top) but I need multiple ones on the desktop (so that I can customize with the ...
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Is it possible to display 'special' characters in tcsh prompt running on gnome-terminal?

I'd like to know whether its possible to do special characters like so in tcsh prompt running on gnome-terminal. I remember seeing a 'skelton-head' in someone's prompt a while back. Things like ...
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Console like Gnome Terminal for Windows

I'm looking for console like the Gnome Terminal for Windows to replace cmd.exe. I'd like to have tabs and easy copy&paste. Do you know a tool like that?
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get ubuntu terminal to send an escape sequence (control+shift+up)

This problem starts when I use emacs ( with -nw option). Let me first explain it. I tried to define hotkey (for emacs) as following (global-set-key [(control shift up)] 'other-window) but it ...
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Tilde with gnome-terminal instead of function keys in Ubuntu

When I'm pressing the function keys, for example F12, I get a tilde symbol on my cursor position (~ sign). How can I turn this of ? This issue affects both shells, Bash and the Zsh. What dotfiles ...
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Duplicate a tab in gnome-terminal

When working with gnome-terminal, I found that I often want to open a second copy of a tab: e.g. during a ssh session, I may need a second session at the same host and same remote path; or a second mc ...
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Copy wireless network connections for multiple users - Ubuntu

I have a remote ubuntu box running 10.04 that connects to the internet using a 3G wireless dongle (Huawei E1762). This connection is up and running for one of the users on the machine, however the ...
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Using Ctrl-Tab to switch between tabs in gnome-terminal

is there any way to switch between tabs using Ctrl-Tab shortcut?
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gnome-terminal Background color

Is it possible to setup different background colors based on the gnome-terminaltitle ?
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Gnome .. Using a flat screen vertically

I got a L2440P 24" Wide Flat Panel monitor. This is a rectangular and I was thinking to mount it vertically to increase my vertical space rather than horizontal [I can read more lines of codes etc]. ...
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Terminal that supports ANSI italic escape code?

I would like to replace gvim with vim in the terminal. One of the nice things about gvim is that it is able to display text using italics. Vim allows setting an ANSI escape code for italics (\e[3m), ...
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Configuring Startup Applications in Redhat 5

I have a RedHat 5 OS and when it starts up, several gnome terminals starts up at specific workspaces and position. I wonder how I can configure my startup applications.
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How can I minimise my Bash shell prompt?

Currently the terminal prompt looks like this: [karlis@karlis-desktop current_folder]$ How can I minimize the prompt, so that it only shows $ or # without extra info in square brackets? I checked ...
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How do I disable the auto-copy-on-select feature of gnome-terminal?

Recently I found the auto-copy on selection feature of gnome-terminal really annoying. However, I tried to look for a way to disable it. As it turns out, there's few documentation for that. I was ...
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How do I get gnome-terminal to restore its title after ssh?

I'm running gnome-terminal set to update its title according to terminal commands updating their own titles (default on Fedora 13). When I SSH to somewhere else the title is updated correctly, but ...
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Setting up a command line alarm clock in Gnome

I'd love to have a CLI alarm clock and came up with this: echo 'gnome-open /home/me/alarm.ogg' | at 09:15 Any ideas why above doesn't work, or anything along those lines? I've found an answer: ...
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Access the name of the gnome terminal profile from the command line

Gnome Terminal allows to have different profiles. Is it possible to get the profile name under which that terminal started from the command line?
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Open gnome terminal programmatically and execute commands after bashrc was executed

For starting my dev environment I wrote a little script. One part is to open a gnome terminal with several tabs where automatically some commands should be executed. Some of those commands depend on ...
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How to quit ssh from terminal after remote server reboot?

I often use Ubuntu's GNOME Terminal to connect to an external server using ssh. When rebooting the server the Terminal shows this message: # reboot Broadcast message from root (pts/0) (Wed Sep 29 ...
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Gnome-terminal overwriting/ignoring manual file changes to .gconf xml profiles

I have an XML file for a custom profile for gnome-terminal. However, when I throw the file into an appropriate directory like ~/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/%gconf.xml the file is ...
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How to install gnome-terminal in Cygwin?

I need to run gnome-terminal in Cygwin in Windows environment. Gnome-terminal doesn't seem come with default Cygwin installation. I couldn't find documentation on how to install it. Does any one have ...
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gnome-terminal: how to preserve symlinks of working directory when opening new tab?

If I'm using gnome-terminal in a working directory whose path includes symlinks and I open a new tab, the symlinks will be expanded to their destinations in the working directory of the new tab. Is ...
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Terminal Power Usage [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gnome terminal power usage Hi, I am a linux newbie. Is there some other cool tricks like the TAB completion in the terminal? I am using the default gnome terminal.
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determining the desktop or window ID of a given terminal emulator window from a PID

I want to know which desktop a given process is running in. I can get this from the window ID using wmctrl. I can also find out which terminal emulator process a given process is running in by ...
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Programmatically open tab in gnome-terminal, execute command, and have tab stay open

I am trying to write a command that will launch a few terminal tabs, execute something in each tab, and have each tab stay open after the command in finished, so I can look at the output and type more ...
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Single-line scrolling in gnome-terminal broken?

The GNOME documentation says that I should be able to scroll my gnome-terminal output by one line using CTRL-SHIFT-(up/down). Neither works for me; I get A or B, which I assume has to do with the ...
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Terminal shows “~” when pressing DEL

On Ubuntu (9.10) I have the problem that when I open a terminal (standard gnome terminal), the del key does not work. Instead it print a ~ character. When I open an new tab, it most of the time is ...
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Why does vim delay for a second whenever I use the 'O' command (open a new line above and insert)?

When I use most commands, they take effect instantly. When I use the O command, however, I see the "O" replace the current character for a about a second, then the current character returns, and a new ...
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Using konsole (kde) color schemes in gnome terminal?

Is there a way to colorize the Gnome terminal in the way the konsole from KDE uses colors? I'd at least like to change the color for user@name:~$, because sometimes it gets pretty hard to read when ...
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How does vim colorscheme work with gnome-terminal profile colors?

I am confused about how vim's color schemes seem to be working for me with my gnome terminal color settings. I have installed the colorscheme sample pack: ...
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Bash Alias to perform Alt+1?

Using Ubuntu I can create a terminal with two tabs: gnome-terminal --tab --tab However, by default it goes to the last created tab. Using Alt + 1 I can make it go to the first, but I want to avoid ...
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Is it possible to make Gnome Terminal show the name of the file I am editting in vim as the tab title?

I often have several files open in vim, each in a different tab. I have to remember which tab has which file open. Is there a way to show this in the tab titles?
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How to show output on terminal and save to a file at the same time?

I am using: user@unknown:~$ sudo command -option > log to save the results of "command" to the file "log", but I'd like to also get the result on the terminal, is this possible? I am using ...
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How to run programs from a linux terminal without blocking the terminal?

Right now when I start a program from a terminal I can't use that terminal instance again until I close the program. I am a new user of linux, and I want to know if there is a way to execute a ...
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gnome-terminal Breaks After Changing the Default Size at Startup

I tried this answer, but it broke my Gnome Terminal, with this error message: There was a problem with the command for this terminal Text was empty (or contained only whitespace) I tried ...
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black backgrounds appear grey on gnome-terminal

Running gnome under Ubuntu Lucid $ env | grep TERM TERM=xterm COLORTERM=gnome-terminal I had to edit both my .muttrc and my vim colorscheme to change the background color from black to none in ...
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How do I keep gnome-terminal width from changing when I use “reset”

When I use reset in gnome-terminal (bash, Ubuntu 9.04), the window width resets, though the height does not. On my personal computer, this does not happen in xterm or konsole. On my work computer ...
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Ctrl-C behavior in gnome-terminal

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04. It works fine, but when I press Ctrl-C in gnome-terminal I get: user@desktop:~$ ^C user@desktop:~$ ^C user@desktop:~$ In Ubuntu 9.04 (I did have it before) it was so: ...
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How can I determine what gnome desktop number a gnome terminal is connected to?

In KDE's Konsole, I can do the following from the terminal: dcop kwin KWinInterface currentDesktop And it will tell me which desktop my terminal is connected to ( per ...
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How can I turn off font-antialiasing only for gnome-terminal, but not for other applications?

I'm running GNOME (gnome-session under xmonad). I want to turn off antialiasing (i.e. use monochrome mode) for fonts in gnome-terminal. But I want to retain antialiasing for other applications, like ...
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Ubuntu: Copy terminal mouse selection automatically to clipboard for other apps?

I can use keyboard shortcuts and selecting text with the left mouse button allows me to insert the selection within gnome-terminal with the middle mouse button. However, mouse selection with left ...
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Ubuntu bash toolbar not visible

I've disabled the toolbar of my console in bash. Apparently there is not short-cut key (hat I know off) to switch the toolbar's visibility. Is there an easy way to get my toolbar back?
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gnome-terminal. New tab opening

I am launching the gnome-terminal and I am working in a specific path For example: /home/user/programs/c/. Now I am opening another tab. When I am opening the new tab it is also in the same path. i.e. ...
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Gnome terminal eats emacs undo key sequence

I am running emacs 21 in gnome-terminal with the --nox option. When I press C-_, the font size decreases instead of emacs undoing my previous action. How do I prevent gnome-terminal from eating the ...
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Way to avoid ssh connection timeout & freezing of terminal tab

When I connect via ssh terminal to certain servers, it timeouts and "freezes" the terminal (doesn't accept, doesn't disconnect, can't Ctrl-C to kill the ssh process or anything). This is in Ubuntu's ...
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gnome-terminal new tab dbus

I want to run a command (assumedly using dbus-send) that opens a new tab in a gnome-terminal session and runs a command. Is this possible?
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Copying a textfile from GNOME terminal to clipboard

How to copy an output on a GNOME terminal to clipboard from command line. I'd like to be able to paste text from my console textfiles smoothly to Firefox.