For all of you that use the nautilus-open-terminal utility, which allows you to right-click on the desktop and quickly open a terminal, you may be interested in this quick-tip. Thanks goes to a comment on Clint Savage’s blog for pointing this out to me.
In previous releases this utility would open the home directory by default when launched from the desktop. I’ve noticed currently that this behavior has changed. If you’d like to toggle this option you can use the following command:
gconftool-2 --set --type=bool /apps/nautilus-open-terminal/desktop_opens_home_dir true
Set the value back to “false” if you prefer it to open the Desktop when used. Enjoy.