Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 465166
"New tab" doesn't create tab with current profile
Last modified: 2008-10-26 16:12:00 EDT
Description of problem:
In F9's gnome-terminal, selecting "new tab" would create a new tab with the same profile as the current tab. In rawhide's gnome-terminal, the new tab always has the default profile.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create new profile
2.Start terminal with that profile
3.Type Ctrl-Shift-T to create new tab
New default profile tab
New tab with current profile.
If you open the Profiles dialog, there is now a preference for
"Profile used when launching a new terminal".
Is that good enough for you ?
Otherwise, you'd have to file an upstream feature request to add a "current profile" entry to that preference.
No, it isn't sufficient. The current profile represents the context of what I'm working on at the moment, and if I want a new tab or window, I want it to be in the same context. But it isn't any specific profile I want.
This seems like a rather pointless and irritating change in behaviour. I couldn't see any likely config option, even in gconf.
Filed as http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=554742
Gnome claims bug is fixed in current gnome-terminal. The rawhide package needs updating.
Reopening because this isn't fixed in Fedora. Any chance Fedora can pull in the upstream fix? This is a major usability issue for me.
We'll get the fix with gnome-terminal 2.24.1
In the meantime I did a scratch build with the patch from gnome bug 554485. You
can get it here:
Thanks, that works. An unfortunate side-effect was that it lost all my keyboard shortcuts, but it wasn't hard to re-add them.