When I run vim from the start menu, it opens up an xfce terminal window and runs vim. However, when I set vim to be my default text editor and double-click a file, it runs in xterm instead of the xfce terminal for some reason. I'd rather have it run in the xfce terminal all the time because xterm's text size is too small on my screen.
I tried changing the vim.desktop file to try to force vim to start in xfce4-terminal:
Exec=xfce4-terminal -e vim %F
but when I double clicked a file, it just started in xterm again before immediately closing. Can someone offer insight?
Here's the rest of the vim.desktop:
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Vim GenericName=Text Editor Comment=Edit text files Icon=vim TryExec=vim Exec=xfce4-terminal -e vim %F NoDisplay=false Categories=TextEditor;Utility; MimeType=text/plain; StartupNotify=false Terminal=true