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On work, I am using fedora, where a right click on desktop opens a menu, which allows opening a terminal.

Home, I have kubuntu installed. Is it possible to have the same behavior?

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"...fedora, where a right click on desktop opens a menu, which allows opening a terminal.."

Mouse Actions

Right click the KDE plasma desktop > Desktop settings > Mouse Actions

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Application launcher has all applications.

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A better version:


This is a "containment action" (mouse action) plugin for the KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE SC 4.4 or newer).

With this plugin, you can configure a mouse button click to invoke a menu with your favorite applications.

Instead of listing all applications, it only lists the Kickoff favorite applications.

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nautilus-open-terminal will drag all the gnome + nautilus dependencies and will mess Kubuntu.

In Kubuntu if I recall, you just right click the folder you want terminal access and then choose "Open in terminal"

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doh any other trick that would work for kubuntu? – BЈовић Nov 26 '10 at 23:30

Dolphin (the default KDE file manager) already include this option.

Right click in the folder and choose Action > Open Terminal Here

The shortcut for this operation is Shift + F4

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For that, you need to open the dolphin :) Clicking on the desktop is easier. – BЈовић Nov 27 '10 at 11:30
I logged in just to give you +1. No need for mouse click any more – Dalai Llama Nov 18 '15 at 9:57

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