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How do I change the default terminal in Gnome3 F16?

asked 2011-11-20 06:26:52 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image


Since I've managed to customize my aterm as mentioned here:, I'd now like to change the default terminal to aterm. Currently, when I click the byobu icon, it opens up in gnome-terminal. I'd like to open it up in aterm. I've checked system-settings>system-info>default-applications, and there isn't an entry for default terminal there.

Thanks :)

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answered 2011-11-20 07:32:36 -0600

SoumyaC gravatar image

Can this help

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

or if you have dconf-editor Go to (org->Gnome->Desktop->Applications->terminal) and change the value. Then reboot and check.

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I tried this, still opens gnome-terminal. I used dconf to check, and yes, the value is now xterm, but it won't use xterm. Does one need to logout and in for changes to get implemented??

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2011-11-20 07:50:46 -0600 )edit

try it, no harm : just a logout or reboot :)

SoumyaC gravatar imageSoumyaC ( 2011-11-20 08:00:56 -0600 )edit

did it work @FranciscoD_ ?

SoumyaC gravatar imageSoumyaC ( 2011-11-21 14:31:47 -0600 )edit

answered 2012-05-11 15:20:08 -0600

vxy gravatar image

Run gconf-editor and go to desktop->applications->terminal. Change the value of exec command to run aterm and you should be all set.

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