Re: defaullt directory for terminals.

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On Thu, 2008-07-31 at 23:19 +0200, Anders Karlsson wrote:
> * Anders Karlsson <[email protected]> [20080731 23:08]:
> > * Aaron Konstam <[email protected]> [20080731 22:33]:
> > > Does anyone want to defend the change to ~/Desktop as the default
> > > directory in opened terminals, thus throwing away 20 or 30 years of
> > > Unix, Linux and Microsoft tradition? 
> > 
> > You mean you don't have a key-combo that opens a terminal for you? ;-)
> > 
> > Joke aside, I've noticed the change, but this was actually something I
> > thought was broken in the past, and that it's now actually working the
> > way it should have done from the start.
> > 
> > Nautilus usually show you on the desktop what is in ~/Desktop - so why
> > open a terminal in ~/ when right-clicking the desktop and doing an
> > "Open in terminal window" (or what the exact wording is).
> > 
> > You can change what Nautilus shows on your desktop as well, so it uses
> > your ~/ instead of ~/Desktop. Then, opening a terminal with a
> > right-click should do what I think you are saying you want it to do.
> 
> To pre-empt the question how to do this, I tested it and came up with
> this.
> 
> // This is how you make ~/ what's shown on your Gnome desktop
> $ gconftool-2 -s --type bool /apps/nautilus/preferences/desktop_is_home_dir true
> $ killall -1 nautilus
> 
> // This is how you set it back to ~/Desktop
> $ gconftool-2 -s --type bool /apps/nautilus/preferences/desktop_is_home_dir false
> $ killall -1 nautilus
> 
> I also checked, that if you have desktop_is_home_dir==true,
> right-click desktop and open terminal will open it in ~/
> 
> /Anders
> 
Much easier to do it with the Configuration Editor; yoo don't have to
remember that stuff in the execution line.
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