With a MATE Panel item set to 'application in terminal'
I want to change that to
mate-terminal in MATE)
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It seems to be hardcoded somewhere to use GNOME Terminal.
The logic behind this seems to be the following: if GNOME Terminal is not found, then desktop-shortcut uses
xterm as fallback.
We can simulate GNOME Terminal installation on MATE by using a hack - create symlink to MATE Terminal executable:
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/mate-terminal /usr/local/bin/gnome-terminal
and then run application with MATE Terminal attached.
Note: I have faced the same problem with one of my laptops, so I asked a question on Ubuntu MATE Community. It is great that upcoming Ubuntu MATE 19.10 is not affected by this problem.
Or, you can change the drop-down from "Application in Terminal" to just "Application" - and before
htop provide the full path to the wanted
XXXX-terminal as this:
/usr/bin/gnome-terminal -e htop" (consult with man-page or help of the needed terminal application about the correct option format).
Even, maybe, with no change in the "Type" field ...