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Old 03-15-2017, 12:29 AM   #1
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How to configure desktop context menu (right-click on desktop)


I guess my google-fu is weak; I have not been able to find this on forums or google...

Running Suse 11.4 with Gnome 2 desktop. I do _not_ have root access.
On the desktop context menu there is an option to "Open Terminal".
I would like to change the command-line arguments for this, but I cannot find anywhere to configure the content of the desktop menu. I guess I could add a _new_ launcher to open a terminal the way I want it, but I would rather just configure the option that is already there.

Is there a file somewhere that I can edit to configure this desktop context menu?

Thanks and Best Regards,
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:31 AM   #2
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Hi Jeff, and welcome to LQ.

This functionality will be handled by your principal file manager. Which one are you using?

I should add the obligatory warning that support for Suse 11.4 ran out in 2012, so you're vulnerable if you're internet-facing.
 
Old 03-15-2017, 11:54 AM   #3
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Thanks, hydrurga.

Nautilus is the file manager, and is running in background.

I've looked throughout gconf-editor and even tried in my home dir:
find . -xdev \! -type d -print0 | xargs -0 grep -l 'Open Terminal'
Everything I found on google basically said "right-click to get a menu".

Thanks for the warning; out of my control but we're otherwise well-secured.
 
Old 03-15-2017, 01:03 PM   #4
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Here are some options for Nautilus then:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/21953...nu-in-nautilus

They appear to be dependent on the version of Nautilus, so worth bearing that in mind.

You may end up unable to change the options for the "Open Terminal" context menu entry, but able to add a "Open Terminal (Spiced Up)" entry doing what you want it to do.
 
Old 03-23-2017, 12:08 AM   #5
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Well, it turns out I just didn't look hard enough...
In case anyone else lands here looking for the same answer:

I found it under:
Computer(main menu)->Control Center->Preferred Applications->System

There I could change the default terminal emulator from "GNOME Terminal"
to "Custom", which allowed me to change the "Command" field from
"gnome-terminal" to "gnome-terminal --my_desired_options"

Voila! Problem solved.
Thanks, hydruga, for your comments.

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Old 03-23-2017, 12:16 AM   #6
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And the setting is saved here:

~/.gconf/desktop/gnome/applications/terminal/%gconf.xml
 
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Thanks for the feedback, Jeff. Glad you found what you were looking for.
 
  


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