CTRL-ALT-T does not start a terminal under Gnome Shell

Bug #975416 reported by Richard Appleby
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-shell (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha 2, with Gnome Shell installed.
All updates applied.
Running under Gnome Shell, pressing CTRL-ALT-T does NOT start a terminal.
System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Launchers shows that "Launch Terminal" is set to Ctrl-Alt-T as expected.

Tags: precise
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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage . I have classified this bug as a bug in gnome-shell.

When reporting bugs in the future please use apport by using 'ubuntu-bug' and the name of the package affected. You can learn more about this functionality at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs.

affects: ubuntu → gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
tags: added: precise
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

reproduced and confirmed

Changed in gnome-shell:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-shell:
status: New → Unknown
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Ingo Bruell (ibruell) wrote :

After upgrading from Ubuntu 11.10 CTRL+ALT+T does not open the gnome-terminal.

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jason travis (gchokyong) wrote :

This problem vexed me for days and I FINALLY FOUND AN ACCEPTABLE (imho) WORKAROUND! (assuming you are using gnome-shell)

First, click this link:


Then, enable drop-down-terminal and apply your personal settings via the settings UI.

Voila! the tilde key (or whatever key is above tab on your keyboard) is now your shortcut for gnome-terminal! (unless you set it to something else)

This (under any other circumstances completely redundant) extension made my day, I hope it helps you too.

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