To following article will provide the reader with multiple methods of accessing the terminal window on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa desktop.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to open terminal window using shortcuts
- Other ways how to quickly open the terminal window
Software Requirements and Conventions Used
|Category||Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used|
|System||Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa|
|Other||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the
# – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
How to access terminal on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa step by step instructions
- Perhaps the easiest way to open terminal window on Ubuntu 20.04 desktop is to use the shortcut
CTRL+ALT+T. Entering this shortcut will instantly open the terminal window.
- Alternatively, if your GUI desktop is frozen and the terminal won’t open, you might try to open the TTY console. To do so enter the following shortcut
CTRL+ALT+F3. To return back to your GUI Desktop enter