zsh.desktop placed in
/home/user/.local/share/applications acts as follows :
It opens fine when I double-click and execute, but after a few seconds the custom icon I set for
zsh.desktop launcher disappears from launcher and the default icon for
gnome-terminal.desktop located at
/usr/share/applications appears instead and in case a
gnome-terminal window was open previously they merge.
zsh.desktop contents :
[Desktop Entry] X-AppInstall-Package=gnome-terminal-y X-AppInstall-Section=main Name=ZSH-Terminal Comment=Use zsh in the command line TryExec=zsh Exec=zsh Terminal=true Icon=/home/lucifer/.oh-my-zsh/zsh.png Type=Application StartupNotify=true X-GNOME-SingleWindow=true OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity; Actions=New Name[en_US]=ZSH-Terminal [Desktop Action New] Name=New Terminal Exec=/usr/bin/zsh
firefox stable and
firefox nightly are installed side by side, you see that when you execute either one it automatically transfers into the
firefox icon and this results in a common icon for both
stable which is not good.
Something similar happens here for two different
How I am solving this :
There isn't a workable solution for segregating the two, what I did is to install
Tilix from https://gnunn1.github.io/tilix-web/ (previously
Terminix) and it runs as a separate process (PID) than
gnome-terminal and then run
zsh from there.
Terminal=true). There are plenty of questions here asking the same for Java, for example, and other such commands which can be used to launch different programs. So yes, there's not just a possibility that this is a dupe, but it's highly likely to be one. I just can't be arsed to look one up...