Gnome Terminal Emulator

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gnome-terminal is the GNOME 2 terminal emulator that is installed by default on all Ubuntu Desktop versions. It acts as a command line interface or shell that takes your commands from the keyboard and gives them to the Linux operating system to perform.

Opening a Terminal Window

Ubuntu must be up and running

  1. If a terminal icon is visible on the Unity Launcher, click on it; or,
  2. Use the shortcut Ctrl-Alt-T; or,
  3. Type T (or Te or Ter or Term...) in the Ubuntu Dash search bar and click on the Terminal icon

Revealing a Hidden Terminal Window

  • If the terminal window is hidden beneath another window, press Alt-Tab to reveal it

Closing A Terminal Window

  1. Type exit at the command line; or,
  2. Click on the Terminal window's close button (the X icon)