Is there a quick way to open command window from file explorer? There is a shortcut in Windows 8 like "Open commmand window here".

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Yes indeed, just install nautilus-open-terminal:

sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal

Then, log out and log back in and you'll have a new option when you right-click in any nautilus directory.

  • For some reason, I always have TWO entries...
    – Wilf
    Jan 13, 2014 at 13:09
  • Only drawback to this nautilus extension is that it can not be set to open terminal like tilda (askubuntu.com/questions/354890/…). But apart from that it works great.
    – Rafal
    Jan 13, 2014 at 13:10
  • That context menu is standard in xfce.
    – exussum
    Jan 13, 2014 at 16:30

You should be able to open a terminal window from anywhere using Ctrl+Alt+t on the keyboard.

  • It doesn't opens a terminal from my current directory but main directory.
    – hellzone
    Jan 13, 2014 at 13:34
  • I like Guake. It does a Quake-like drop down terminal using F12, but it opens at / and not at the current directory.
    – TecBrat
    Jan 13, 2014 at 14:49

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