Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 12:30:53 PM, you wrote:
----- "Al Dunsmuir" <al.dunsmuir(a)sympatico.ca>
> Why not simply add nautilus-open-terminal as a prerequisite?
Not a bad idea. But the desktop icon is there for people who
just want to run a terminal (they won't know there is some
context menu extension, and looking for it in application
menu is too tiresome). Originally I wanted to put the terminal
onto the top panel, but I haven't succeeded (adding a panel
launcher is difficult as hell), so I had to settle for a
Of course for other people the nautilus-open-terminal can be
very handy. But I think I will bother Bruno about it after
a while when I have a longer list of requests :)
I'm a tad concerned you would be adding a commonplace but entirely
separate method for opening a terminal session that would make
nautilus-open-terminal even more obscure than it already is.
I'd rather see nautilus-open-terminal extended to add the desktop icon
(and eventually, the panel launcher) too, so that the desktop support
for opening terminal sessions is consistent in implementation, and
documented in as few places as possible.