Re: [(RE)ANNOUNCING] nautilus-open-terminal

Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
[keeping nautilus-list and the author on the loop]

On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 09:54:39 +0100, Heinrich Rebehn
<rebehn ant uni-bremen de> wrote:

Emmanuele Bassi wrote:

On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 09:29:35 +0100, Heinrich Rebehn
<rebehn ant uni-bremen de> wrote:

I have an application launcher for gnome-terminal on my lower panel,
and a shortcut to spawn a terminal assigned to the windows key on my
keyboard; I've *never* used the 'Open Terminal' menuitem, though I do
have at least three terminal windows (not counting the tabs) open
during my typical session; and if an "Open in terminal" menuitem is
added to the directory context menu, the only use of the "open
terminal" item is really gone.

Sure, everyone has his own way of using the desktop. I have a terminal
launcher in my panel too, but sometimes it comes more handy and is just
faster if you can access it from the current mouse position.

If you can click on the desktop, you might as well right-click on the
"home" icon;

I talked about the "current mouse position", the "home" icon is not on
the current mouse position. With your reasoning, we could drop the
complete desktop popup and put its contents in the "home" icon.

there, the "open in terminal" should work (and if not, it
should be a valuable feature), so the semantics of the "open terminal"
is retained for everybody.

Again, why remove a feature that people have got used to and does not
hurt anyone???

It's a "menu real estate" issue: too many items in the context menu,
and the "open terminal" does not really fit in with the other items in
the desktop context menu, as I see it.

Maybe, it's a matter of personal taste, that's why a user configurable
menue (like in fvwm) would be the best.
BTW, the best solution would of course be a user configurable desktop
popup menue :-)

I'd rather not go down this way... Or we could end up with a
Konqueror-clone... ;-)

Not use a feature just because someone else uses it too? That's really

To conclude: the "open terminal" option is not a "killer feature" for
me. But it is the continuing removal of features that i got used to that
makes using gnome less fun with every new release :-(


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