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Bug 597703 - Opening Konsole from desktop right-click menu uses bad profile
Summary: Opening Konsole from desktop right-click menu uses bad profile
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-30 07:53 UTC by Ville Skyttä
Modified: 2011-06-27 17:04 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 17:04:53 UTC

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Description Ville Skyttä 2010-05-30 07:53:56 UTC
When opening Konsole via the right click menu on desktop, it is apparently opened with a bad ("", empty string) profile, and changes made to it are not persisted or do not apply on future Konsole opens.

1) Right-click on desktop, select Konsole from the menu
2) Go to Konsole's Settings->Edit Current Profile... view
3) Observe window title, the profile being edited is "" (empty string)
4) Change some settings, for example color scheme, click OK
5) Konsole changes to the new settings
6) Close Konsole
7) Open Konsole again from the desktop right click menu as in 1)
8) Observe that the settings done in 2)-4) got forgotten

A workaround is to change the profile to "Shell" before starting to edit settings, that way they get persisted/applied on future Konsole sessions opened from the desktop right click menu.

Konsole opened from the K menu (Applications->System->Terminal) does not seem to have this problem, it uses the "Shell" profile from the start.

Comment 1 Kevin Kofler 2010-05-30 17:25:58 UTC
I don't understand this. Both the menu entry and the right-click menu just run "konsole" with no arguments.

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2010-05-30 19:23:28 UTC
Crazy as it seems, I think I can reproduce the reported behavior.

In particular, our kdebase-workspace konsole patch does this:

KToolInvocation::invokeTerminal(QString(), QDir::homePath());

so it would appear the odd behavior lies in KToolInvocation::invokeTerminal (which doesn't seem to take any sort of parameter for profile)

Comment 3 Steven M. Parrish 2010-06-05 02:19:46 UTC
Rex do you want to handle locally or bump upstream

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

Comment 4 Kevin Kofler 2010-06-05 03:23:42 UTC
This is a bug in a Fedora patch, so it needs to be addressed in Fedora.

Comment 5 Steven M. Parrish 2010-06-06 15:28:03 UTC
This bug has been triaged

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2011-06-02 12:48:40 UTC
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2011-06-27 17:04:53 UTC
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