Can't set "Alt+Ctrl+T" to launch terminal in xfce4

I followed normal steps to assign Alt+Ctrl+T to open a terminal window. (Menu → Settings ManagerKeyboardApplication Shortcuts → Add and follow steps) but it just doesn’t seem to work. I was following this: How to open terminal on Xubuntu and some other sources.

Why isn’t it working? How do I make it work?

Ask Ubuntu Asked by Mina Michael on November 11, 2021

6 Answers

6 Answers

  • press alt+f2
  • search xfce4-keyboard-settings
  • in keyboard>Application shortcuts>add
  • in shortcut command>Command>type xfce4-terminal>ok
  • the next window waits for keystrokes> press ctrl+alt+T or your proffered combination close

XFCE 4.14

Answered by Fahad Hasan Pathik on November 11, 2021

Run xfce4-settings-manager Go to Window -> shortcuts -> add -> put the following as a command to run: exo-open --launch TerminalEmulator Then, select the key combination

Answered by abdallah jarwan on November 11, 2021

I'd like to suggest the following steps:

  1. go to 'Start' at the top left corner, and open Settings Manager


    open Terminal and type xfce4-settings-manager

  2. open Keyboard
  3. open Application Shortcuts Tab
  4. click Add button (with greed-icon) below
  5. type xfce4-terminal
  6. trigger the shortcut, which is in this (Ctrl + Alt + T)

Good luck!

Answered by Great Papayah on November 11, 2021

I solved this by adding the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T for the command gnome-terminal, using XFCE and TigerVNC. Go to the XFCE settings or run xfce4-settings-manager, then Keyboard, Application Shortcuts. Press Add and use gnome-terminal as the command you want to trigger and finally the shortcut.

Answered by Krøllebølle on November 11, 2021

The most common and overlooked reason: see if any other program has acquired the same shortcut.

Answered by Pavel Tankov on November 11, 2021

I'd suggest double-checking your command in the shortcut list. I know I still have a tendency to leave the 4 out of xfce4-terminal sometimes.

Answered by Robsteady on November 11, 2021

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