If I am not wrong, there used to be a menu option under GNOME (it still is in KDE), where, just like in Windows, you could click on a menu item and be able to type a command; no need to open a console. But I can't find it anymore (been outside of linux for a long time). Is there a way I can get it back (in menu)?
If not, I want to do a 'rdesktop mycomp', and be able to close the console after rdp kicks in. I know there used to be, or still is an '&' that I need to attach at end in console so that it closes after rdp opens. I tried 'rdesktop& mycomp' and 'rdesktop mycomp&'. But that & doesn't seem to have any effect.