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I'm using Linux Minte Debian Edition, with the MATE desktop.

In Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts, I've set Desktop/Run a terminal to my favorite key combination (Mod4+Space).

When I use this, I get the MATE-Terminal. I'm used to ROXterm, so I have that one installed and I've set the x-terminal-emulator accordingly with update-alternatives.

But when I use the key combination, I still get MATE-Terminal.

How do I change this?

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Why not just Add a custom action yourself and bind the keys to that?

All you would need to do is click "+Add" and then use the command roxterm to execute, once you hit Apply you can simply bind the keys.

It's not directly what you are looking for, but non-the-less a solution.

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P.S. - In the future, you may want to work on your accept rate, it gives people more of an incentive to help you out.

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I did that: when I start ROXterm now, it'll always start in /, not in my home directory. I tried using -d ~ or -d $HOME, but it seems the shortcuts don't see environment variables. – polemon Jan 16 '13 at 10:25
Another workaround possibly, but did you try 'roxterm -e cd ~' ? I guess you probably tried absolute with the -d too, odd. What's you 'env | grep term' say? – nerdwaller Jan 16 '13 at 14:30

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