I would like to add it to the default menu (mouse right-click)

Like I want to right click on a folder and open it in the terminal. I don't want to have to find the directory in the terminal.

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    – Ringtail
    Mar 30, 2012 at 22:24
  • what do i need to add?
    – Alex
    Mar 30, 2012 at 22:25
  • Wow, this really worked on my Ubuntu Srever 14.04
    – user306434
    Jul 17, 2014 at 18:21
  • Thanks for the answer Manish Sinha, but I am not able to follow the steps. Kindly help me at the following stage so that I can proceed. I am not getting interface under gnome.
    – Ram
    Aug 19, 2014 at 7:48

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You first need to install the package nautilus-open-terminal from Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager

Installing Nautilus Open Terminal package

Then goto command line and type

nautilus -q

Then open nautilus and you can find "Open in Terminal"

Terminal Open from Nautilus

If you want to assign a keyboard shortcut to this action, please consult the following Q&A:

Keyboard shortcut for "open a terminal here"

  • what about in ubuntu 10.04, there is no Unity
    – Alex
    Mar 30, 2012 at 22:33
  • @Alex Press Alt+F2 and type gconf-editor. I have updated the answer. Mar 30, 2012 at 22:36
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    Why do we need to check the can_change_accels option? Would you please explain a bit more
    – manuzhang
    Apr 6, 2012 at 0:01
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    @ManishSinha It works for me without checking that option
    – manuzhang
    Apr 6, 2012 at 14:05
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    I'm kind of surprised that this isn't built in... Dec 8, 2013 at 23:08

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