In this article, we will guide you through the process of changing or editing the default profile in the Ubuntu Terminal. The process involves using the built-in
dconf-editor tool and the Terminal itself. Let’s dive into the details.
To change or edit the default profile in the Ubuntu Terminal, you can use the
dconf-editor tool to modify the profile settings or install an alternative terminal emulator like "Terminator".
Accessing the Terminal
Firstly, you need to access the Terminal. If you’re unable to open it due to a customization issue, you can use a different terminal emulator. Press
F1 to switch to a plain terminal. This combination of keys will bring you to a full-screen terminal, outside of your graphical session.
Once you’ve logged into the terminal using your credentials, you need to install the
dconf-editor package. This tool provides a simple interface to manage system and application settings. You can install it by running the following command:
sudo apt-get install dconf-editor
sudo command is used to execute the following command with superuser privileges,
apt-get is the package handling utility in Ubuntu, and
install is the command to install a new package.
dconf-editor is the name of the package we want to install.
Switching Back to the Graphical Session
After the installation is complete, switch back to your graphical session by pressing
F7 or the appropriate
F key for your setup.
Now, open the
dconf-editor application by running the command
dconf-editor. In the
dconf-editor window, navigate to
org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy.Settings and open the “profiles” section.
Here, you can revert any changes you made to the profile settings by modifying the values or resetting them to their default values. Once you’ve made the necessary changes, close the
dconf-editor application. You should now be able to open the Terminal with the default profile settings.
Using an Alternative Terminal Emulator
If you prefer using a different terminal emulator, you can install one like “Terminator”. Switch to a plain terminal by pressing
F1 and log in using your credentials. Install the
terminator package by running the command
sudo apt-get install terminator.
After the installation, switch back to your graphical session and launch the “Terminator” application. You can set “Terminator” as the default terminal emulator by running the command
sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator and selecting “Terminator” from the list.
By following these steps, you should be able to edit or change the profile in the Terminal or use an alternative terminal emulator if needed. Remember to be careful when using the
sudo command, as it gives you administrative permissions, and incorrect usage can lead to system instability or data loss. Always double-check your commands before executing them.
For more information about the Ubuntu Terminal and its usage, you can refer to the official Ubuntu documentation here.
To open the Terminal in Ubuntu, you can either use the keyboard shortcut
T or search for "Terminal" in the application launcher.
Yes, you can customize the appearance of the Terminal in Ubuntu. You can change the font, colors, and other settings by going to the Terminal’s "Edit" menu, selecting "Preferences," and navigating to the "Profiles" tab.
To create a new profile in the Terminal, open the Terminal’s "Edit" menu, select "Preferences," and navigate to the "Profiles" tab. Click on the "+" button to add a new profile. You can then customize the settings for the new profile.
To set a different profile as the default in the Terminal, open the Terminal’s "Edit" menu, select "Preferences," and navigate to the "Profiles" tab. Select the profile you want to set as the default and click on the "Default" button.
Yes, you can use a different terminal emulator in Ubuntu. Some popular alternatives to the default Terminal emulator are "Terminator," "Guake," and "Tilix." You can install them from the Ubuntu Software Center or using the
To install a new package in Ubuntu using the Terminal, you can use the
apt-get command followed by the package name. For example, to install the package "dconf-editor," you would run the command
sudo apt-get install dconf-editor. The
sudo command is used to execute the command with superuser privileges.
To revert changes made to the Terminal profile settings, open the
dconf-editor application, navigate to
org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy.Settings, and open the "profiles" section. Here, you can modify the values or reset them to their default values.