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When I run gnome-terminal from the command line and hit return, the shell prompt appears immediately when the gnome-terminal window is open, as if gnome-terminal & was executed. This is unlike xterm, which will not return to the shell prompt unless it is started in the background.

My question is how I can start gnome-terminal in the foreground the same way as xterm, such that it won't return to the shell prompt after entering return unless I explicitly run gnome-terminal &?

  • @don_crissti gnome-terminal --disable-factory works – user2196452 Mar 12 '18 at 19:41