Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 468293
Gnome-terminal cd's to Desktop when launched from background's menu entry
Last modified: 2009-07-14 10:03:51 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):
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
pwd gives $HOME/Desktop (where $HOME is user's home directory)
pwd should give $HOME
In all previous versions of RedHat and Fedora, gnome-terminal always opened in $HOME, never until now in $HOME/Desktop.
In follow up, this behavior is controlled in:
Note that this is NOT:
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).
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.
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
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