Hello. I am using GNOME 3 on Fedora.
There’s a way for changing the default terminal in other desktops and ubuntu, but there’s no way for gnome on fedora.
This code didn’t worked:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.terminal exec kitty
(change shell) should do the job.
chsh -s $(which fish)
Too bad I am not answering your question. I just realized you want to change the terminal emulator, not the shell…
To be honest, I don’t understand what it means to change the default terminal, in Gnome the user starts up the terminal, so you decide which one you fire up.
Maybe this helps: [Solved] Can't set default terminal emulator to urxvt on Budgie/Gnome3 / Applications & Desktop Environments / Arch Linux Forums
Thank you. It was helpful. I should ask Gnome developers.
Default Terminal used when you click ‘Open in Terminal’ in right click menu of a folder or an executable, also it opens when you run a .desktop file with ‘Term=yes’
Using the Dconf editor(needs to be installed), go to /org/gnome/desktop/applications/terminal/exec, set it to use a custom value and set the custom value of your default terminal emulator as a command eg: ‘alacritty’ or ‘tilix’ or ‘kitty’.
Edit: This key seems to be deprecated and ignored in gnome 40 in favor of the one set by GAppInfo. Maybe that’s why gsettings command doesn’t work either.
Revisiting this, has anyone any idea how to configure applications required by
gio? If I have a mimetype associated with a desktop app whose *.desktop entry has
gio open) is met with
gio: Unable to launch application [whatever]’: Unable to find terminal required for application. The mimetype is correctly set - gio finds the correct desktop file - but then it can’t find a terminal to run the app in.
You can symlink one of those terminals used by gio to your terminal emulator. I have used
nxterm and placed symlink in
/usr/local/bin but it can be any directory in your
PATH environment variable.
sudo ln -s $(command -v foot) /usr/local/bin/nxterm
The problem is I don’t know what terminal gio wants to use (or if it’s configured to use one at all).
In this case I’m trying to get mailto to work. All
xdg-open mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or
gio open mailto:email@example.com result in is
gio: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org: Unable to find terminal required for application.
I do have the mailto mime type set up. The output for
gio mime x-scheme-handler/mailto is:
Default application for “x-scheme-handler/mailto”: neomutt.desktop
which is correct (I have neomutt.desktop in my
Ah found it! gio uses a hardcoded list of terminal apps (crazy but true)*. Hence gio reporting that it couldn’t find a terminal app.
So following your notion I symlinked the terminal I use (kitty) to
/usr/local/bin/gnome-terminal. Thanks for nudging me in the right direction.
[*] for anyone interested, here’s the list: gio/gdesktopappinfo.c · main · GNOME / GLib · GitLab. The check is really rough - in particular note that it runs through the list in order, so (a) won’t necessarily find your preferred terminal, and (b) if you do the symlink workaround, gnome-terminal is the safest (as it’s checked first)