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Create Shortcut Key To Open Terminal Window in Ubuntu

Discussion in 'Linux' started by pradeep, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. pradeep

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    As an advanced user all of us spend a lot of time on the terminal which is easier and allows more control on the task, so I was wondering how would it be to have a shortcut key to open the terminal window whenever we want, rather than navigating the menu or clicking some shortcut.

    Ubuntu has a built-in tool for assigning keyboard shortcuts. Navigate to System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts

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    Scroll and find where it says "Run a terminal", then click on the shortcut cloumn after which you should see "New accelerator...", now press the key combination you want to set as shortcut.

    That's it, I created Ctrl+Alt+T as my shortcut for launching a terminal window. Enjoy!
     
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    Good to know.
     
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    Isn't there a default key assigned to it.

    I remember to use Alt+F3 but that I'd assigned or it came originally that I don't remember :lol:
     
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    There is no default shortcut key!
     

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