Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 429228
nautilus-open-terminal opens terminal with pwd $HOME/Desktop
Last modified: 2008-03-20 20:48:35 EDT
Description of problem:
nautilus-open-terminal opens terminal with pwd $HOME/Desktop instead of $HOME
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.open terminal from right click menu on gnome desktop
opens with pwd $HOME/Desktop
open with pwd $HOME
I think this is a regression in the latest release.
It looks like ubuntu folk pushed a patch upstream to enable this "feature"
Rather then push a patch upstream to reclaim the proper feature perhaps some
sort of option should be of existence in gconf. Changing
/etc/gconf/schemas/nautilus-open-terminal* did nothing.
Ever since I have ever used a gnome desktop I've expected right clicking and
hitting terminal to open on the desktop to open up in my home directory. That is
expected functionality. Back in the day before nautilus open terminal this was
the functionality; I don't see why opening it into ~/Desktop and then
immediately typing "cd .." is better.
This is documented in the release notes that will come with Fedora 9:
I'm not sufficiently convinced this is a "bug" to argue it upstream, but I would
encourage motivated people to do so. The text on the popup menu has even been
changed to note "Open in Terminal," denoting that you're not just opening a
terminal, you're opening the Desktop in one.
yeah now that there is a gconf option I would agree with you. Initially back in
Feb, the rawhide package didn't have a gconf option(or atleast one that worked
if memory serves correctly)
I just tested it in my rawhide setup and the gconf-key does indeed toggle
between the two behaviors.