Ubuntu – How to set default terminal used in Unity

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How can I set the default terminal used in Unity?

I would like to use the Ctrl+Alt+T hotkey to start a non-default terminal. The default terminal is gnome-terminal.

Where can I change the default terminal value?

Best Answer

  • For 12.04 and newer

    gconf is now deprecated - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GConf - and gsettings can be used in its place.

    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.terminal exec 'terminal'
    

    Where terminal is the command you would use to open it from the terminal.

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