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Jul 312015

If gnome-do fails to locate and launch terminal (or gnome-terminal), it is because of a small omission in the gnome-desktop.terminal file.

In terminal run:

locate gnome-desktop.terminal

Once you find that file, open it using nano or gedit with sudo.

sudo nano /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop

Search for the line that says:


Add X-Cinnamon to the end of that line such that it reads.


That’s it. Once you log out and log back in, terminal will start appearing as one of the search results in gnome-do.

May 272015

In Linux Mint 16 and 17, there is a small bug in gnome-do. Well, techincally it is in a file called gnome-terminal.desktop

Searching for terminal in gnome-do in Cinnamon environment gives no results for gnome-terminal. The first entry is usually Printers. This is caused because of an omission in the gnome-terminal.desktop file.

Open terminal by searching through start menu:

locate gnome-terminal.desktop

You will usually find it at: /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop

sudo nano /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop

Find the line that says:


To that list add X-Cinnamon so it will read.


Save the file and log out. Once you login again, terminal should appear on top of Gnome-do search as soon as you type t.