GNOME and Xfce terminal entries not distinguishable in menus

Andrew McNabb amcnabb at
Mon Sep 19 16:33:06 UTC 2011

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

Additionally, once you start an XFCE terminal, GNOME Shell thinks that
it's actually a GNOME terminal and gets the window ownership wrong:

Andrew McNabb
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