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Never thought I might have to ask THIS, but this is my first linux installation, and I can't find the Terminal. How do I open it?

And is there any way to open the bash from the file explorer, starting with the file explorer's path as working path?

Thank you, Simon L.

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I assume you mean the command line terminal? If so, it's in the launcher menu. In Unity I believe you'll find it if you type 'terminal' into the launcher search window (same goes for KDE). –  David Puglielli Nov 6 '11 at 14:43

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The way I do it is to install the nautilus-open-terminal package, (and then restart nautilus):

sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal
killall nautilus

Then you can right click on a folder, or in empty space and you will have the option to "Open in Terminal". If you select that option a new terminal will be opened with the working directory set to that folder.

nautilus screenshot

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  • To open terminal press super key or click on ubuntu icon on the left side then type terminal enter image description here

  • To Embed Terminal To Nautilus File Browser (explorer)

You will need Nautilus Terminal

You can install Nautilus Terminal using the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flozz/flozz
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus-terminal

Once installed, Open terminal and use this command to restart Nautilus to apply the changes.

nautilus -q

You will see the embed terminal look like this

enter image description here

In case you would like to remove this extension, use the following commands:

sudo apt-get remove nautilus-terminal
sudo apt-get udpate
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Is there one that embeds a terminal for orthodox file manager? –  CMCDragonkai Jul 23 at 12:43

to open terminal (and start a bash session) you can:

  • press cntrl+alt+t
  • press super then type terminal
  • open dash by clicking on it in the launcher and type terminal
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