Is there a way to spawn processes from the XWin login shell?

Thiago Padilha
Sat Mar 23 00:02:00 GMT 2013

XWin uses a login shell to configure its environment when it starts
up, and processes spawned from the tray icon inherit XWin environment
so they don't have to be spawned from login shells. Is there a way to
achieve the same effect without using a tray icon?

For example, can I have a desktop shortcut that launches a terminal
emulator with a simple interactive(non-login) shell and still have it
inherit the currently running XWin environment like it was started
from the tray icon?

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