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Re: Gnome terminal



On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:58 AM, Kam Leo <kam leo gmail com> wrote:
> 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
>

Note: My email mangled the command above. It should all be on the same line. Or

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


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