A spec to set default terminal applications?

Vladimir Kudrya vladimir-csp at yandex.ru
Wed Aug 29 08:21:22 UTC 2018

That's an interesting area. For example, XFCE has generalizations like 
web browser, email client facilitated by their own reinvented wheel 
inside exo-open AFAIK.
I found a way to do some without any special treatment: I have a bind in 
Openbox to open browser and mail client set up like 'xdg-open http://'. 
But it does not work well for mailto: and there is no scheme for 
Another related function: backlight. How to generalize between 
xbacklight or brightnessctl depending on hardware support.

To sum it up, this is another class of tasks, not to open something in 
something, but to execute something. Intents? x-intent/email-client, 
x-intent/reduce-backlight? Generalize xdg-terminal-exec into 
xdg-intent-exec? X-ExecArg into X-ArgPrefix? What do you think?

On 2018-08-29 09:50, Ian Huang wrote:
> For example, many keyboards have a calculator function button that I 
> believe is hard coded to use GNOME's calculator for me at the moment. 
> Similar apps that don't necessarily handle a single type of file but 
> reasonably call for a default choice could maybe share the same spec?

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