Have you recently upgraded your Ubuntu machine from version 16.10 to 17.04? Are you missing the "Open New Terminal" option that used to be there in the right-click menu of the terminal icon in the launcher?

If your answer to both these questions is yes, then you'll be glad to know that there exists a way using which you can bring back the option in Ubuntu 17.04. In this article we will discuss how to do this.

Restore "Open New Terminal" option in Ubuntu 17.04

The way out is quite easy - all you have to do is to open the /usr/share/applications/org.gnome.Terminal.desktop file in a text editor (say gedit):

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/org.gnome.Terminal.desktop

Then look for the following line:

OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity7;

And then comment it by adding a # in front of it.

#OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity7;

Save the change, and close the file. That's it. Now try right-clicking on the terminal icon in launcher, and you'll observe that the option you were missing is back.

Via: AskUbuntu

How to bring back “Open New Terminal” option in terminal icon’s right-click menu on Ubuntu 17.04

2 thoughts on “How to bring back “Open New Terminal” option in terminal icon’s right-click menu on Ubuntu 17.04

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    Thanks! This was driving me crazy. Others said to just remove the ‘7’, but leave the line in, but I couldn’t get that to work. Commenting out the whole line seems to be the best way.

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    Hi
    I followed the recommendations but still the right-click button is not opening a new terminal. Any suggestion what else I could check?
    Thanks!
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