Shortcut to switch to the terminal window on Ubuntu

11 Jun 2016

I have been googled around for this technique for like a week. I have been using the wrong keyword. I was googling for “Shortcut to terminal ubuntu”. And I found nothing.

After switching the keyword to “Shortcut to switch to terminal ubuntu”. And that was it.

The solution is to use wmctrl and bind keys to a wmctrl command that switches to the terminal. Here's an example: wmctrl -a "[email protected]: ~"

Super convenient.