[xubuntu-users] Creater Launcher for Terminal defaults to root directory

Lee Gold leegold at operamail.com
Fri Sep 9 16:30:17 UTC 2011


I tried your suggestion but it still opens in root. Even though it
says ~ or ~/ or /home/myhomedir  - I tired a few things...it still
opens in root.




On Thursday, September 08, 2011 10:59 AM, "Charlie Kravetz"
<cjk at teamcharliesangels.com> wrote:
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> On Thu, 08 Sep 2011 07:03:48 -0700 "Lee Gold"
> <leegold at operamail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi, using Xubuntu 11.04. When I right click the desktop and create a
> > launcher for the terminal (to get a terminal shortcut on the
> > desktop) it works but when I open the shortcut the starting dir is /
> > (root). On the other hand if I have a "quick launch" from the panel
> > is does what I expect and gives a term that defaults  to ~. How do I
> > get the launcher to give ~ (my home) as the starting dir? It always
> > used to do this. Thanks
> >
>
> You are correct. The empty "Working directory" when creating a
> launcher defaults to root. Please add ~/ to it to have it use your
> home directory. If you have already created the launcher, right-click
> it, left-click properties, and add ~/ to "Working directory:" .
>
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