The Terminal on the Chromebook is a productivity-focused tool. It is the access point to the Linux Development Environment on your ChromeOS. If you want to install Linux applications and other development tools, you can use the Linux Terminal.
But to use or open the Linux terminal on your Chromebook, you can install Linux and enable the Terminal on your device. Here is a complete guide on; how to open the Linux Terminal on Chromebook. You’ll also discuss how to customize the Terminal’s appearance and behaviour.
How to Install the Linux Development Environment
As we have discussed to open and use the Terminal app, we need to install the Linux development environment on your Chromebook. For that, you can follow the following steps:
Step 1: On your Chromebook, open the “Settings” applications. Open “App Drawer” and choose “Settings” to do so. Alternatively, you can access “Settings” directly from the notification panel.
Step 2: The settings window will appear. Select the “Advanced” option and click on the “Developers” option.
Step 3: Here, you will find an option to install the Linux development environment on your Chromebook. To install it, click on the “Turn On” option.
Step 4: You have to set up the Linux development environment. For that, click on “Next” to continue.
Step 5: Create your Linux username and select disk size. Recommended disk size is 10 GB, but you can also specify a custom disk size. Then click on the “Install” button.
Step 6: After that, Linux will get installed on your system. This process may take a few minutes. Wait for the process to complete. Now you are ready to use the Linux Terminal app on your Chromebook.
How to Open the Linux Terminal on Chromebook
Once the Linux development environment is successfully installed on your Chromebook, you can follow the below-mentioned steps to open and use the Linux Terminal app:
Step 1: Click on the “App Launcher” icon. Now look for the Linux app folder and click on the “Terminal” icon to open it.
Step 2: It will open the Linux Terminal app. To open the terminal command, click on the “Penguin” option.
Step 3: After that, you are ready to run the Linux Terminal command on your Chromebook.
Step 4: If you want to pin the terminal on the Chromebook shelf, right-click on the terminal icon and select the “Pin” option from the context menu. You can use the shortcut to access the terminal.
How to Customize the Linux Terminal
Now, if you want to customize the appearance and behaviour of the Terminal, then follow the following steps:
Step 1: Open the Terminal app. After that, click on “Terminal Settings” to access the customization option.
Step 2: A new window will appear. Click on the “Appearance” option to change the terminal theme, background color, text color and style, and more.
Note:- Play with the terminal settings option to customize the terminal to your liking on your Chromebook.
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