GNOME and Xfce terminal entries not distinguishable in menus

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Sun Sep 18 00:38:28 UTC 2011

On Sat, 17 Sep 2011 12:04:36 +0200
Jos Vos <jos at> wrote:

> Hi,
> After having installed both GNOME and Xfce since F15, I noticed that
> the GNOME terminal (package gnome-terminal) and Xfce terminal
> (package Terminal) use the same Name and Icon in their desktop
> files.  So when using the "System" menu, you have to try (and
> remember) which one is the one you want.
> Of course, in practice I have a panel launcher for it, but wouldn't
> it be a good idea to change the names of these desktop entries to
> "GNOME Terminal" and "Xfce Terminal", respectively?

This came up on the test list a while back... look in archives. 

Xfce folks are planning on changing the upstream name to xfce-terminal
at some point. 


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