gnome-terminal in F20 defaults to / for the initial directory

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at
Fri Dec 27 15:01:25 UTC 2013

Michael Schwendt writes:

> On Fri, 27 Dec 2013 08:44:47 -0500, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> > And now, in F20, Gnome found more ways to break traditional desktops, by
> > finding a way to have gnome-terminal open in / instead of the home
> > directory, when it gets launched from a desktop icon.
> It doesn't do that here.
> I used gnome-tweak-tool to enable desktop icons, then copied a
> gnome-terminal.desktop file from another account, had to mark it as
> trusted, and double-clicking it starts a new terminal with default path
> being $HOME.

Well, my gnome-terminal.desktop file was last modified in 2011. It always  
started gnome-terminal in the home directory, until F20. Now, it launched  
gnome-terminal from /.

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