While using previous LTS 16.xx I did have terminator in Nautilus context (right click) menu "Open with terminator" per steps done with nautilus-actions-config-tool.

Anyway after update to 18.04 terminator was removed from context menu and nautilus-actions-config-tool is not supported for 18.04. Any ideas how to get terminator back to context menu?

  • For your information nautilus-actions may be obtained from links in this answer. Then I hope you can set Terminator as you did in 16.04 LTS. – N0rbert May 9 '18 at 21:39
  1. Install Nautilus-actions in 18.04
    Launchpad user Daniel Marynicz has created PPA for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with Nautilus. Follow those:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:daniel-marynicz/filemanager-actions
    sudo apt-get install filemanager-actions-nautilus-extension
    but you need use fma-config-tool to launch.
  2. Add action to nautilus

open in terminator


after those steps, in the right-clicked menu it will show 'open in terminator' like this


but it is still inconvenient!
3. Set action to the top level in menu
open the config of the nautilus

open config

then, deselect "create root ..."


  1. enjoy it
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  • When I follow this exactly, "Open in Terminator" will not work with context menu from file selection. When I change 'Parameters' to '--working-directory=%d" without '/%b' that works but selection on directory open its parent directory. I couldn't find the solution for cover both problem. Did anyone solve this problem? – RabbitHole Nov 16 '18 at 1:26
  • Solution found but not simple. Using 'Mimetypes' tab, you can filter by mime type. Use '--working-directory=%d' for '*' and NOT 'inode/directory', '--working-directory=%d/%b' for 'inode/directory'. I know it's linux but I think it should be easier than this. – RabbitHole Nov 16 '18 at 1:59

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