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Old 11-03-2013, 03:36 PM   #1
LinuxBestOS
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Pinguy terminal opens to Desktop prompt by default


Hello

I am using pinguy linux 12.04 LTS a derivative of ubuntu. The distro is great but I have one annoying issue with the terminal.

When I open the terminal, by default, it opens to the Desktop location like so

Quote:
jack@blah-VirtualBox:~/Desktop$
How can I make the terminal open at my home folder like this
Quote:
jack@blah-VirtualBox:~$
I've checked the /etc/profile and the preferences within the terminal app, but came up dry. I'm hoping the more experience ubuntu users know the answer.

Thanks

Last edited by LinuxBestOS; 11-03-2013 at 03:38 PM.
 
Old 11-03-2013, 09:35 PM   #2
LinuxBestOS
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I figured out why gnome-terminal opens to the Desktop directory. In pinguy OS, if I right-click on the desktop and select open in terminal, the terminal will obviously start at the desktop because it was launched by right-clicking on the desktop.

jack@blah-VirtualBox:~/Desktop$

But if I launch the gnome-terminal manually it will open the terminal to my home directory like so

jack@blah-VirtualBox:~$

case solved and I'm glad
 
  


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