How to change default terminal emulator in Ubuntu 18.04

Ctrl+Alt+t is the keyboard shortcut to open a terminal in Ubuntu. By default, it opens an ‘x-terminal-emulator’ terminal.

I wanted to change that to use my favorite terminal emulator, which is ‘terminator’

To do that:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.terminal exec 'terminator'


sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator

That’s it!



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