January 2, 2014

Replacing Pantheon-Terminal With Gnome-Terminal

I prefer gnome-terminal so I installed it and removed pantheon-terminal :

sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal 
sudo apt-get purge pantheon-terminal

You can also use Software Center for these actions.

After installation gnome-terminal did not appear in slingshot-launcher....

Open a New Window As Administrator :


Navigate to /usr/share/applications and rightclick Terminal and open with Scratch :


Remove the two lines starting with OnlyShowIn ( or comment them with a # sign, the symbol # signifies a comment to be ignored when it is the first character on a line ).

To add the option Gnome-Terminal Here in the right click menu in Files :

Open a New Window As Administrator as done above and navigate to /usr/share/contractor and Create New File ( name it gnome-terminal.contract ), containing the following lines :

[Contractor Entry]
Name=Gnome-Terminal Here
Icon=
Description=Open in a terminal
MimeType=inode/directory
Exec=gnome-terminal --working-directory=%u
X-GNOME-Gettext-Domain=contractor

To make the menu in gnome-terminal invisible we need to install gconf-editor :
sudo apt-get install gconf-editor

Applications > Configuration Editor > apps > gnome-terminal >profiles > Default > uncheck default_show_menubar

To make the menu visible temporarily just press F10.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/17249/how-do-i-use-the-gconf-editor

7 comments:

  1. Thanks, this was handy. Pantheon terminal is too buggy!

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  2. Thank you for this. These instructions work for Elementary OS Freya. Commenting out the two lines "OnlyShowIn" enables the "Show in dock" option for gnome-terminal, and allows it to show up in "Applications".

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  3. Thanks, I can change terminal profile now. :)

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  4. Thanks for the tip but now I can't launch the terminal using the shortcut nor changing the shortcut is any help. How can I use shortcut to launch the new gnome-terminal?

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    1. I tried this and I have the same problem as well, logging out and in did not help. I suppose you must modify a file that used to launch pantheon-terminal to now launch gnome-terminal

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