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List of keyboard shortcuts for Terminal

⌘ + T Open terminal Shortcuts Pantheon Terminal Ctrl + D Closes active tab Ctrl + Shift + W Closes tab Ctrl + Shift + T Opens new tab Alt + 1...9 Jumps to first-ninth tab Ctrl + + Increase font size ...
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How can I change the default Terminal font?

To change font in the Terminal you need dconf-editor. Install it, if you haven't done so: sudo apt-get install dconf-tools Run it and go to path org > gnome > desktop > interface > monospace-font-...
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How can I change the default Terminal font?

To change the font of just the terminal (pantheon-terminal), you can use the dconf-editor (requires an install) or the gsettings command. Edit the font property in the org.pantheon.terminal.settings ...
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Determine base Ubuntu version

You can find the "upstream release" codename using the -u flag with lsb_release commands. Try it with the following command in Terminal: lsb_release -a -u On Freya, it gives me the following output: ...
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How can I disable transparency throughout the UI?

In order to turn off transparency, open a terminal session and run the following commands, depending on your version of elementary OS: 0.4 Loki Turn off transparency in WingPanel gsettings set org....
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How can I change the default Terminal app?

You can set the default terminal by changing the alternative for x-terminal-emulator. Installing gnome-terminal creates an alternative symlink so all you have to do is set it. sudo update-...
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How can I open Terminal with a keyboard shortcut?

To open terminal press super + T Super key = Windows key EDIT: To customize your shortcut key: Open System settings -- > Keyboard --> Applications Now select terminal on right side of window, ...
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How can I disable natural copy & paste in Terminal?

The ability to paste clipboard contents into the terminal using the standard Ctrl + V shortcut is called "natural-copy-paste" and you can disable it in the dconf settings. If you haven't already done ...
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When I open a new tab in Terminal the prompt goes to Home instead of the current path

This is the expected behavior. If you want to open a new tab with the same location as the current tab, you can open a duplicate tab by right clicking on a tab and selecting "Duplicate". If you'd ...
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How to set the terminal to "always on top" in elementary OS?

Although disabled by default, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to enable any window to stay on top in Gala. Simply assign your desired key combination to the Toggle always on Top option located ...
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How to install Fish shell

It's pretty easy, first add the fish shell repository: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:fish-shell/release-3 Then just updated your repos: sudo apt-get update Now we can install it: sudo apt-get install ...
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Change Options from the Terminal

To change the transparency in Terminal you can use gsettings like this: gsettings set org.pantheon.terminal.settings opacity 90 If you are not happy with the result, you can always change it to a ...
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How do you have Ctrl + Alt + T duplicate a terminal tab in Freya?

just set org.pantheon.terminal.settings.follow-last-tab in dconf to true. Or you can execute in terminal: gsettings set org.pantheon.terminal.settings follow-last-tab true
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How can I disable natural copy & paste in Terminal?

If you prefer to do things in the terminal, simply run: gsettings set io.elementary.terminal.settings natural-copy-paste false Before Elementary OS 5.0, it was: gsettings set org.pantheon.terminal....
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Update with terminal instead of AppCenter

elementaryOS natively supports two different packaging formats, deb packages and Flatpaks. The system's deb packages are managed via the Aptitude package manager while Flatpaks are maintained ...
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Pantheon-terminal key binds

In the Pantheon Terminal you can move between terminal tabs with Ctrl+Shift+← and Ctrl+Shift+→ respectively. You might as well be interested in List of keyboard shortcuts for Terminal
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Where are dircolors defined for pantheon terminal?

Ahh. I found the palette key located in dconf tools, in org.pantheon.terminal.settings Clicking Set to Default has made the colours much nicer. You can also run this command: gsettings reset org....
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Drop down terminal in elementary OS?

I have a drop-down branch for pantheon-terminal https://code.launchpad.net/~parnold-x/pantheon-terminal/drop-down How to compile: sudo apt-get build-dep pantheon-terminal bzr branch lp:~parnold-x/...
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How can I make Ctrl+D not close the tab in Pantheon Terminal?

You can disable save-exited-tabs and then Ctrl+D can be used for bash. Just run: gsettings set org.pantheon.terminal.settings save-exited-tabs false
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Name of elementary OS terminal (to open new terminal window from within Terminal)

I know this is an old thread, but the approved answer is now incorrect and this is still the top Google link for this question, so in new versions of Elementary OS, the terminal is called io....
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How to disable last working directory in pantheon-terminal?

You must actually change those keys in gsettings not in the gschema. So use for example the terminal with: gsettings set org.pantheon.terminal.settings follow-last-tab false
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Is there a way to create bookmark on Pantheon Files using terminal?

The simplest way I can think of is to write the location that you want to bookmark to the bookmarks file, for example: echo "file:///home/user/location Place" >> ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks Of ...
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Open a new tab in terminal instead of a new window?

pantheon-terminal actually has an undocumented command line option -w with which you can specify a working directory for the new terminal. This option also handily checks for already existing pantheon-...
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Name of elementary OS terminal (to open new terminal window from within Terminal)

The command to run is: pantheon-terminal
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no way to run commands as a login shell in terminal

Setting the shell key to bash --login doesn't work, however I managed to fix that with the following workaround: create a file named bashlogin in /bin directory with the following content #!/bin/sh ...
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How can I open a terminal?

windows key + t or in the dock at bottom you will find terminal
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How can I disable natural copy & paste in Terminal?

For Elementary OS 5.x Juno, it has been set to a new location: gsettings set io.elementary.terminal.settings natural-copy-paste false
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Cannot use F10 in command-line applications in Pantheon Terminal

To be able to use the F10 inside the terminal edit your settings.ini file at ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini and add the line: gtk-menu-bar-accel=""
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How can I change the default Terminal font?

For versions 5.0 above: gsettings set io.elementary.terminal.settings font 'FiraCode 10'
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How do I make the terminal font a little brighter?

If you want to change the font color, you can use Configurator. Once you've installed the application, you go to org.pantheon.terminal.settings and change the value of foreground to any color you want....
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