Opening konsole and a Ports Jail konsole can be confusing on PC-BSD

If I open Ports Jail, then a regular konsole, the regular konsole gets the Ports Jail icon.  I can’t really tell the konsole sessions apart.

The same things happens if I do it the other way around.  If I open a regular konsole, then Ports Jail, the Ports Jail gets the konsole icon. Again, I can’t really tell the konsole sessions apart.

This causes me some confusion.  Which konsole am I running?  I have to take a moment to verify or close them both.

Solution: Opening the Ports Jail with a different konsole profile

One solution is to have the Ports Jail konsole session use its own konsole profile that uses a custom konsole profile.

Here is how I configured that:

  1. I created a LavenderOnBlack color scheme, which is a copy of the GreenOnBlack with Lavender instead of Green. Normally I use the GreenOnBlack color scheme.~/kde4/share/apps/konsole/LavenderOnBlack.colorscheme
    [Background]
    Color=0,0,0
    Transparency=false
    
    [BackgroundIntense]
    Color=0,0,0
    Transparency=false
    
    [Color0]
    Color=0,0,0
    Transparency=false
    
    [Color0Intense]
    Color=104,104,104
    Transparency=false
    
    [Color1]
    Color=250,75,75
    Transparency=false
    
    [Color1Intense]
    Color=255,84,84
    Transparency=false
    
    [Color2]
    Color=24,178,24
    Transparency=false
    
    [Color2Intense]
    Color=84,255,84
    Transparency=false
    
    [Color3]
    Color=178,104,24
    Transparency=false
    
    [Color3Intense]
    Color=255,255,84
    Transparency=false
    
    [Color4]
    Color=92,167,251
    Transparency=false
    
    [Color4Intense]
    Color=84,84,255
    Transparency=false
    
    [Color5]
    Color=225,30,225
    Transparency=false
    
    [Color5Intense]
    Color=255,84,255
    Transparency=false
    
    [Color6]
    Color=24,178,178
    Transparency=false
    
    [Color6Intense]
    Color=84,255,255
    Transparency=false
    
    [Color7]
    Color=178,178,178
    Transparency=false
    
    [Color7Intense]
    Color=255,255,255
    Transparency=false
    
    [Foreground]
    Color=192,0,192
    Transparency=false
    
    [ForegroundIntense]
    Bold=true
    Color=210,0,210
    Transparency=false
    
    [General]
    Description=LavenderOnBlack
    Opacity=0.92
    
  2. Next I created a copy of the shell.profile named PortsJail.profile.
    ~/kde4/share/apps/konsole/LavenderOnBlack.colorscheme

    [Appearance]
    ColorScheme=LavenderOnBlack
    
    [Cursor Options]
    CustomCursorColor=192,0,0
    UseCustomCursorColor=true
    
    [General]
    MenuIndex=6
    Name=PortsJail
    Parent=FALLBACK/
    RemoteTabTitleFormat=%h : %u
    TabBarMode=1
    TabBarPosition=1
    
    [Scrolling]
    HistoryMode=2
    
    [Terminal Features]
    BlinkingCursorEnabled=true
    
  3. I then edited the Ports Jail shortcut on the desktop to pass it the approprate TerminalOptions to use the PortsJail.profile. Here is the one line I changed.
    TerminalOptions=--profile /usr/home/jared/.kde4/share/apps/konsole/PortsJail.profile
    

Now whenever I open the ports Jail, I can easily tell it is the Ports Jail and not the regular konsole because it is using a LavenderOnBlack profile.

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