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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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 ...
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Default folder from which commands execute

Once I upgraded to Maverick Ubuntu, bash shell in gnome-terminal starts by default at root rather than my home directory, this was easily fixable by adding a cd command in .bashrc. However, this is ...
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ctrl + key in terminal always uses standard keymap

I am on Ubuntu 10.4. My standard keyboard is QWERTZ, but I usually use the Dvorak layout. When I type inside the GNOME terminal, the layout is the one I set in keyboard preferences (e.g. Dvorak). ...
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gnome-terminal/bash: How to cancel inserted commands that will be executed later?

$ execute_some_long_command <command is executing> <Accidently press middle button that inserts bunch of garbage (including, for example, `rm -Rf ~/*`) into console> How to let ...
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Portable method of opening a new terminal window?

So, I'm working on a custom makefile script (for TinyOS, if anyone cares) that builds a file and then runs it in a simulator. The problem is that the simulator takes it's input from standard in, and ...
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How to enter copy mode on mouse scroll in tmux?

The mouse scroll wheel does not work when not in copy mode. I'm not sure whether it is supposed to be working then? When in copy mode, the scroll wheel does work. The problem is that I still need to ...
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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 the 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 ...