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GNOME Terminal: separate menu items for opening tabs and windows

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Astute users might have noticed that the GNOME Terminal binary distributed by Fedora has separate menu items for opening new tabs and windows, while the vanilla version available from GNOME doesn’t.

gnome-terminal-menuitems-tabs-windows

With separate menu items

This has been the case since Fedora 25 and was achieved by a downstream patch that reverted two upstream commits.

gnome-terminal-menuitems-unified-tabs-windows

Without separate menu items

I am happy to say that since version 3.28 GNOME Terminal has regained the ability to have separate menu items as a compile time option. The gnome-terminal-server binary needs to be built with the DISUNIFY_NEW_TERMINAL_SECTION pre-processor macro defined. Here’s one way to do so.

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Written by Debarshi Ray

11 May, 2018 at 14:42

Posted in Fedora, GNOME, GTK+, Terminal, VTE

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  1. Is a good feature .


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