I installed konsole and uninstalled gnome-terminal by doing:

sudo apt install -y konsole
sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove gnome-terminal

And then tried:

sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator

To set konsole as the default emulator, wich returns:

There is only one alternative in link group x-terminal-emulator (providing /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator): /usr/bin/konsole
Nothing to configure.

But neither the default Ctrl + Alt + t shortcut works nor do right click open terminal.

How do I solve this issue?

2 Answers 2


What is your output when you now run sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator?

Mine is:

There are 2 choices for the alternative x-terminal-emulator (providing /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator).

  Selection    Path                             Priority   Status
  0            /usr/bin/konsole                  40        auto mode
  1            /usr/bin/gnome-terminal.wrapper   40        manual mode
* 2            /usr/bin/konsole                  40        manual mode

Press <enter> to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number:
  • I updated my question
    – jogarcia
    Commented Jun 2, 2021 at 20:29

After using the command:

sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator

And selecting Konsole from the terminals menu. I still had to go to Linux Mint's "Preferred Applications" menu and set Konsole as the default emulator. That was the only thing that worked for me.

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