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    Terminal doesn't launch from Dock or key shortcut

    I cannot launch terminal from the Dock, favourites or by Ctrl+Alt+T. However, I can click the right mouse button on the desktop and choose Terminal and then it opens. What might be wrong?

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    Re: Terminal doesn't launch from Dock or key shortcut

    What Ubuntu version and desktop are you using and is the system up to date?
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    Re: Terminal doesn't launch from Dock or key shortcut

    The system is up to date,I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Gnome
    Last edited by agnieszka2; January 20th, 2020 at 04:13 PM.

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    Re: Terminal doesn't launch from Dock or key shortcut

    Just to make sure, open the terminal as you've been doing and run
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    sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade
    Then try again to open the terminal the usual way.

    Note: You can also run it from the TTY with CTRL+ALT+F3

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    Re: Terminal doesn't launch from Dock or key shortcut

    It hasn't changed anything.

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    Re: Terminal doesn't launch from Dock or key shortcut

    Quote Originally Posted by agnieszka2 View Post
    I cannot launch terminal from the Dock, favourites or by Ctrl+Alt+T. However, I can click the right mouse button on the desktop and choose Terminal and then it opens. What might be wrong?
    Ubuntu 18.04 uses Gnome-shell 3.28.4 and a right click on the mouse does not open a terminal.

    Right click provides a popup window with 3 options:-

    Change Background
    Display Settings
    Settings

    What is your Gnome-shell version?

    Have you added another Desktop, Window Manager, Dock or anything that may cause some conflict?

    Did you try Ctrl Alt F3 as suggested by CelticWarrior?

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    Re: Terminal doesn't launch from Dock or key shortcut

    My Gnome-shell version is 3.28.2, right click on the mouse on the desktop gives me "Open the Terminal" option. I haven't add anything but I played a bit with different python versions, might that cause any problems? I can open tty with ctrl+alt+F3 but that's not what I need, I just would like to be able to quickly open terminal without going back to the desktop (so either from the dock favourites or by ctrl+alt+T)

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    Re: Terminal doesn't launch from Dock or key shortcut

    For future reference: solution from this post helped https://askubuntu.com/questions/1086...al-not-opening

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    Re: Terminal doesn't launch from Dock or key shortcut

    If you mentioned you had changed/updated the python version I'm sure someone would have provided a solution in this thread already. Please keep that in mind next time you need help

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