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Re: Gnome terminal



On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 9:32 AM, Marc Schwartz
<marc_schwartz comcast net> wrote:
> Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net> writes:
>
>> On Fri, 2009-01-16 at 14:37 +0100, Theodore Papadopoulo wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I recently upgraded from Fedora 7 to Fedora 10.
>>> One thing that midly annoys me is that whenever I'm starting up a new
>>> terminal
>>> (from the menu in the background not form the menu in the panel), the
>>> new terminal
>>> starts with a current work dir being ~/Desktop (instead of ~/).
>>>
>>> Is this an upgrade problem or something that has been changed. In the
>>> later case,
>>> is there a way to restore the f7 behaviour (ie cwd being ~/).
>>>
>>>   Thank's a lot for any insight.
>>>
>>>     Theo.
>>>
>> I could have sworn that there was an option for this in Configuration
>> Editor (or .gconf) but I cannot find it, so that is not much help.
>
> There is a bug posted here:
>
>  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=468293
>
> with no follow up since it was posted last October. I just updated it
> with the following info:
>
>
> In follow up, this behavior is controlled in:
>
>  /apps/nautilus-open-terminal/desktop_opens_home_dir
>
> Note that this is NOT:
>
>  /apps/nautilus/preferences/desktop_is_home_dir
>
> which will change the behavior of the terminal when opened from the
> background menu, but it will ALSO make your desktop your home directory.
>
> This bug is probably more correctly filed against "nautilus-open-terminal".
>
> The following appears in the NEWS file for 0.9:
>
> Add GConf key for deciding whether right-clicking the desktop opens home
> directory or desktop directory.
> Use g_get_user_special_dir() to determine the desktop directory, and falls back
> to ~/Desktop (#468955).
>
>
> HTH,
>
> Marc Schwartz

Google search is your and my friend. A search found this Ubuntu link:
http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2008/11/06/update-nautilus-open-terminal-behavior/

The fix is to run this as root:

gconftool-2 --set --type=bool
/apps/nautilus-open-terminal/desktop_opens_home_dir true


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