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|Summary:||Gnome-terminal cd's to Desktop when launched from background's menu entry|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Ed Friedman <ed>|
|Component:||gnome-terminal||Assignee:||Behdad Esfahbod <behdad>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2009-07-14 10:03:51 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Ed Friedman 2008-10-23 18:21:20 EDT
Description of problem: Gnome-terminal opens cd's to Desktop when launched from background's menu item. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): gnome-terminal-2.22.2-1 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Right click anywhere in screen background to launch menu. 2.Select "Open In Terminal" 3.Type "pwd" in gnome-terminal that opens Actual results: pwd gives $HOME/Desktop (where $HOME is user's home directory) Expected results: pwd should give $HOME Additional info: In all previous versions of RedHat and Fedora, gnome-terminal always opened in $HOME, never until now in $HOME/Desktop.
Comment 1 Marc Schwartz 2009-01-16 12:30:50 EST
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).
Comment 2 Kam Leo 2009-01-16 14:04:43 EST
A fix found on at http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2008/11/06/update-nautilus-open-terminal-behavior/ is to run the following command: gconftool-2 --set --type=bool /apps/nautilus-open-terminal/desktop_opens_home_dir true Note: The above text should be on one line.
Comment 3 Ed Friedman 2009-01-16 15:41:38 EST
Thanks for the info. I was able to set it to default to opening sitting in the $HOME directory by doing the following: 1. Start gconf-edit 2. Select Apps->nautilus-open-terminal 3. Put checkmark in box next to desktop_opens_home_dir
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 23:03:57 EDT
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 10:03:51 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.