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My environment variables are set in ~/.bashrc. There's your problem. Then your environment variables are only set in applications that you start from a terminal, they are not set in applications started from a GUI menu. I am aware of the intricacies of login and non-login shells (interactive or not) and I've checked that my ~/.bashrc is run ...


Older versions of gnome-terminal, as shipped until Ubuntu Utopic, used to implement an "automatic" "dual" behavior. If you had at least 6 tabs, Alt+6 would switch to the 6th; otherwise it would send the keystroke to whichever app was running inside (e.g. emacs). Newer versions (beginning with Ubuntu Vivid) don't have this automatic behavior anymore. Alt+1 – ...

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