Archives For November 30, 1999


Gnome Terminal used to have an “Open Tab” option allows to open new terminal windows in tabs. Now the option is gone in Ubuntu 15.04.

The “Open Tab” option has been merged into “Open Terminal” option in Ubuntu 15.04, so it opens new terminals in either new windows or new tabs depends on the Preferences settings under General tab:

The shortcut key does not change, so you can now open Gnome Terminal in a new tab via either Ctrl+Shift+T or “Open Terminal” option:

Want to use ‘Search on Google’ in selected text’s context menu in your Gnome Terminal? The developer of Ubuntu Tweak did a little hack on Gnome Terminal, added the Google search support for it.

So that you can quickly Google command line errors from terminal. Highlight the text, right-click on it and choose ‘Search on Google’. It opens the default web browser and go to the google search result page.

The developer has created a PPA to make it easy to install, but Ubuntu 13.10 is not supported yet. Fortunately, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander uses Gnome Terminal 3.6.1 which is same in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring. So you can install the DEBs for Raring on Saucy.

To get started, click the links below to download the debs:

Install both data & main debs and apply the changes by restart your terminal.