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|Summary:||Some things that would make gnome terminal better|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Daniel Walsh <dwalsh>|
|Component:||gnome-terminal||Assignee:||Ray Strode [halfline] <rstrode>|
|Status:||CLOSED UPSTREAM||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2004-11-04 00:06:46 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Daniel Walsh 2004-10-05 14:11:32 EDT
1. Make terminal titles work. If I say set title to XYZ it should stay XYZ and not be changing all the time. 2. Save previous settings. IE I would like to have 5 terminals come up each with a different title for each machine that I ssh to and one for root. (Having the an initial command "ssh" tied to the terminal would be nice.) 3. Allow me to choose where the tabs go on the terminal. (Top/Bottom) Tabs on the bottom make more sence to me since that is where the eye focuses on a terminal. 4. Allow me to rearrange the terminals on the screen. So if I create a new terminal porkchop, I want to move that tab to the first tab. Alot of these things are present in multi-gnome-terminal, which I used for a long time. Now I am trying to use gnome-terminal all the time but I miss these features. Dan
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-10-05 15:02:54 EDT
Hi Dan, In general it is better to report individual bugs for each issue you have. 1. This is probably happening because your shell is reseting it. Try doing "unset PROMPT_COMMAND" and see if that fixes the problem for you. If it does then you can probably fix the problem by doing (as root) touch /etc/sysconfig/bash-prompt-xterm chmod +x /etc/sysconfig/bash-prompt-xterm 2. gnome-terminal should save this kind of information when you save your session. You should be able to run something like: gnome-terminal --command="ssh porkchop.devel.redhat.com" --title="porkchop" & gnome-terminal --command="ssh devserv.devel.redhat.com" --title="devserv" & gnome-terminal --command="ssh mybox.boston.redhat.com" --title="My Box" & gnome-terminal --command="su -" --title="Super User Command Prompt" & disown exit You then just need to save your session by either running gnome-session-save or by logging out with the "Save Session" check box checked. 3. This is a decision for the UI designers. 4. Reorderable tabs might be a cool feature. I think I heard somewhere that there is a patent issue with doing it, however.
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2004-10-05 15:34:48 EDT
I know that it would be better to enter in 5 bug reports, but I was torn about writing a lot of small bug reports. 1. That is ok for me to fix, but not really reasonable for a normal user. I would figure the default behaviour is if I set at terminal title it stays the terminal title. Unsetting PROMPT_COMMAND did stop the changing. 2. That starts up multiple gnome terminals instead of one with 5 tabs. 3. I meant this for the UI designers. :^) 4. You got to be kidding me. :^(
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-10-05 15:48:36 EDT
You can create alternate profiles with specified titles and commands. You can also configure these alternate profiles to not use dynamically set titles (like those set with PROMPT_COMMAND).
Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2004-10-05 16:26:24 EDT
That may be, but it is not very user friendly. How about I just start up five tabbed terminals, Label them and then press save setup/session whatever. Next time I run gnome-terminal it comes up with the five terminals, already labelled. Handling the command line would require more work. Dan
Comment 5 Bryan W Clark 2004-10-05 16:33:53 EDT
1. The problem could be filed as a bug to gnome-terminal upstream 2. The terminal should be saving all that information in your session. A bug should be filed against upstream about this as well. 3. Upstream bug: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=75420 I don't really see why you would need this option. However I think it might be reasonably enabled as a context menu off the tabs. 4. Upstream bug: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=86938 This one is a good idea and Epiphany does it well right now. Code from there might be able to be taken and used in gnome-terminal
Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-11-04 00:06:46 EST
This bug is being tracked upstream, so closing...