That triggered me, because after entering ‘xterm’ into the prompt, the VM starts but the terminal doesn’t appear. This happens >90% of the time, so I usually start the VM and then
Run command in qube.
This is a good suggestion for now. For some reason I avoid using the applications menu (probably because it’s so cluttered compared to the Qube Manager I have constantly open).
I like this long-term compromise and would vote for it over having a terminal pop up on template start.
I don’t yet have a Github account, so I’ll do this once I get through a bunch of more pressing issues (like unreliable firewalls, qubes-dom0-update-guard script, etc.)
I’m not sure that I suggested merging the usages in that way–all I wanted to do was have terminals pop up whenever I start a template, but the
run terminal option suggested by deeplow is better since it doesn’t force a terminal onto people like you who don’t regularly start terminals.
BTW I’m really liking the text-entry UI here with the preview and easy quoting. Maybe I’ve spent too much time on forums with crude text input.