View Full Version : [SOLVED] cant get back to normal terminal after opening and closing an app

March 8th, 2012, 11:42 AM
when i go to the terminal. i type:
thunar and the application opens. then i close the application by closing the window. how do i get back to navigating the directory in my terminal. it's just typing text and when i press enter it just goes to the next row.

btw. when i try to close the terminal it says there is still a process running. do you want to close the terminal. Closing the terminal will kill it. so how do you kill the app without closing the terminal. any command / shortcut to press in the terminal?

March 8th, 2012, 11:50 AM
pressing control+ C will stop the current process and give you a new command prompt.

If you require multiple terminal windows try installing terminator:

sudo apt-get install terminator

this allows you to split the terminal vertically and horizontally

March 8th, 2012, 11:52 AM
you beat me to it! :)

March 8th, 2012, 11:56 AM
thanks winh8r and splooshie. ctrl+c works for me.:popcorn: