Embedding terminal in Gedit

Categories Editor, Ubuntu

You can embed terminal right in gedit in it’s bottom panel. Gedit has a plugin called “embedded terminal” which is by default not there in plugin lists of gedit. But you can install all remaining plugins using simple command:

user@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install gedit-plugins

After that go to gedit edit>Preferences>Pluins and activate “embedded terminal”. You can see that you also got some new cool plugins. You can activate them according to your need to extend your Gedit.

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But after activating Embedded Terminal you can see that theme of embedded terminal does not match with your default terminal.

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You can fix that. But first you need to install dconf-tools. You can do this by issuing following command in terminal:

user@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
Now start dconf-editor by issuing command dconf-editor or from application menu.
In dconf-editor navigate to org>gedit>plugins>terminal.
Here you can edit background-color, foreground-color, fonts etc. according to your choice.

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And you can get the look and feel you want for your embedded terminal in Gedit.

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