How to change the default Terminal emulator  in Deepin OS 20.9?

How to change the default Terminal emulator in Deepin OS 20.9?

Check your OS

Just in case you're not sure if you have the operating system Deepin OS installed. Let's take how a look how you can find out.

Linux Standard Base approach

The command lsb_release -a is used to display information about the Linux Standard Base (LSB) and distribution-specific information of your Linux system.

The lsb_release command is useful for identifying the distribution and its version in a standardized manner, particularly if you are writing scripts or need to retrieve distribution information programmatically.

In your terminal:

lsb_release -a

Your output might look like the following:

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Deepin
Description:    Deepin 20.9
Release:        20.9
Codename:       apricot

Operating System release

The cat /etc/os-release command is used to display information about the operating system (OS) release in a Linux-based system.

This information can be particularly useful for scripting and automation tasks when you need to determine the distribution and version of the Linux system you are working with. It provides a standardized way to access this information across different Linux distributions.

In your terminal:

cat /etc/os-release

Your output might look like the following:

calaca@calaca-PC ~ $ cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="Deepin 20.9"

Open Control Center

The Control Center in Deepin OS serves as a centralized hub for configuring various system settings and managing your desktop environment. It provides a user-friendly and intuitive way to customize your system preferences.

Let me show you two ways.

In your dock menu bar

Main menu

Default Applications


Check your current terminal

Change default terminal

It's not necessary to click on Ok. Just choose it and close the window.

Restart your operating system

Open default terminal

After restarting your operating system, let's try two approaches to check our change.

Default terminal short

Press the shortcut CTRL + ALT + T.

Folder context menu

Choose one folder and click on it with the right click. Choose Open Terminal.




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