When I am inside folder in nautilus I want to be able to open that folder in terminal. This can be done with nautilus-open-terminal package described in Where is 'open in terminal'?

However, I use tilda as my default terminal, because it is drop-down which makes it easy to use.

So my question is - how do I use "Open in terminal" option to open new tab in tilda instead of default terminal?

This question is about opening terminal from folder, not about opening folder from terminal. Opening folder from terminal is easy - you just need to type nautilus . or xdg-open.

EDIT: Since nothing else worked, I solved this problem by writing nautilus script that outputs current location to text file and then another script (executed from my chosen terminal) that reads that file and uses cd to change directory.

  • Duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/70540/…
    – thnee
    Oct 7, 2013 at 18:13
  • @thnee Thanks for hint. However, it is not duplicate. Using gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.terminal exec 'tilda' will cause terminal to open when using CTRL+ALT+T shortcut, but Open in terminal in nautilus still opens regular terminal instead of tilda
    – Rafal
    Oct 8, 2013 at 14:26
  • Definitely a duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/76712/…
    – thnee
    Oct 9, 2013 at 14:41

1 Answer 1


You could try this:

sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator

Have you tried this?


  • Tilda is not on this list. Anyway, I have tried all 5 options that were there and folder still opens in default terminal.
    – Rafal
    Oct 9, 2013 at 13:30

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