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    Question gnome-terminal, where are my tabs?

    Silly question, but when I launch gnome-terminal, I don't see any way to open a new tab, "about" and "preferences" don't work, etc. It's a step away from being a plain xterm. Have I overlooked something obvious? Using KDE and Cinnamon desktops. On my RH6 installation, gnome-terminal is tabbed and works normally. Did things change radically? I'm a KDE person, not in the loop on all things Gnome. Do I need to install additional gnome-related packages?

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    So I have to be able to open the preferences to change "open in new window" to "open in new tab" but I can't open the preference dialog for some reason. Regardless, the internet says to use "mate-terminal" instead, as Gnome no longer allows users to manually rename tabs. You've got to wonder about who is calling the shots over there.

    Ayy, mate-terminal crashes too ("missing schema"). Had to install entire Mate pattern to get that to work. Installed Gnome pattern but that was no help for accessing gnome-terminal's preference dialog box. +599 packages, ouch.

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    Default Re: gnome-terminal, where are my tabs?

    Log out entirely, log in with gnome-shell from scratch, then gnome-terminal worked. Then I could go back to cinnamon, and gnome things worked after that. It's true, it's craap. Just use mate-terminal instead of gnome-terminal. Well I just wanted to try gnome-terminal to contrast it with KDE konsole. My god, gnome-shell is ... maybe it's for a tablet, not sure. Not for me.

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    Default Re: gnome-terminal, where are my tabs?

    On Fri 15 Sep 2017 05:26:02 AM CDT, xorbe wrote:

    Silly question, but when I launch gnome-terminal, I don't see any way to
    open a new tab, "about" and "preferences" don't work, etc. It's a step
    away from being a plain xterm. Have I overlooked something obvious?
    Using KDE and Cinnamon desktops. On my RH6 installation, gnome-terminal
    is tabbed and works normally. Did things change radically? I'm a KDE
    person, not in the loop on all things Gnome. Do I need to install
    additional gnome-related packages?


    Hi
    Nope, ctrl+shift+T works for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    ctrl+shift+T works for me...
    Where is that documented in the gnome-terminal program? I tried installing gnome-terminal on a second machine, and did not have issues like the first one.

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    Default Re: gnome-terminal, where are my tabs?

    On Fri 15 Sep 2017 10:46:01 PM CDT, xorbe wrote:

    malcolmlewis;2838249 Wrote:
    > ctrl+shift+T works for me...


    Where is that documented in the gnome-terminal program? I tried
    installing gnome-terminal on a second machine, and did not have issues
    like the first one.


    Hi
    No idea.... I usually look at the online docs or man pages...

    https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-h...rtcuts.html.en
    https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-t...s-tabs.html.en

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    I might as well use gnu screen if the gui app has zero indications of how to open a tab, lol. Who looks at a manpage for a gui app? This is /r/jokes material right there.

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