I have installed multiple terminals. I was able to launch all the terminals from app launcher except gnome-terminal.

What I have tried so far:

  • I followed the link: How can I change the default Terminal app?

    It changed default terminal to gnome-terminal (I verified in dconf-tools) but still I don't find gnome-terminal in app launcher.

  • I have binded shortcut key to open gnome-terminal. It's working.

  • I also tried the command sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator to select available terminals.

  • Also there is no option to keep in dock.

My question:

How to launch gnome-terminal from app launcher and how to lock it to dock?

  • It is dup but not exact dup o_O
    – Ravan
    Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 14:01

1 Answer 1


I think you question is similar to this one: Why don't certain GNOME apps show in Slingshot?

Have a look in the file in /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop. It must have a OnlyShowIn entry. Remove it or add Pantheon there.

  • I remember last time I tried same, but this time worked. o_O
    – Ravan
    Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 13:58

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