Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri Nov 8 23:58:05 UTC 2013

Matthias Clasen wrote:

> On Fri, 2013-11-08 at 14:06 +0200, Joonas Sarajärvi wrote:
>> 2013/11/7 Christian Schaller <cschalle at redhat.com>:
>> > Ok, so I guess the solution would be for the launcher to do something
>> > like this:
>> >
>> > gnome-terminal --geometry 80x37 --disable-factory --role=bitchx
>> > --class=bitchx --name "bitchX IRC" --title "BitchX IRC"
>> >
>> Isn't the Terminal attribute of desktop files[1] supposed to tell the
>> launcher program that it should start the application inside a
>> terminal? My impression is that Gnome at least used to support it, and
>> I know that KDE does support it. It should quite easily allow
>> specifying launchers for terminal-based programs that do not usually
>> need command line arguments.
>> [1]
>> [http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/ar01s05.html
> GNOME supports the Terminal key just fine. But just having your commandd
> run in a terminal is not quite enough to give it an identity as a
> separate application - to the rest of the system it will appear just as
> a terminal. The extra arguments that Christian shows there help to
> overcome this problem.

But they hardcode the terminal application to gnome-terminal, which is 

        Kevin Kofler

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