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Old 11-06-2012, 12:12 PM   #1
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Hi This all started with a virtual machine of Ubuntu 12.04.
i do not like the Unity desktop so want to return to Gnome. i have found ways to do this which involve a Terminal and commands.
the problem is i cannot start a Terminal in 12.04. the only way i see is the keyboard short cut cntl+alt+t. this does not work on any virtual machine. articles say that the cntl+alt is not passed to the VM so use the host key +t ?? other documentation say the if the keyboard is captured the cntl+alt is passed to the VM. what ever i cannot start a Terminal?? my host key was set to right-cntl and would not surrender my mouse?? some how?? i changed it to left-shift and that does surrender my mouse.???? now am really confused.
thanks for any help ken
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As a workaround until you find a solution, can you use Alt+F2 to get the run dialog and start a terminal from there?
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i did find a method to start a terminal. the top left whatever when clicked shows icons such as calculator and others. it also has a search type box. if terminal is entered a terminal icon is displayed. starting the terminal and the commands i was able to return to Gnome and am much happier.
thanks for the help ken


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