Is there a way to do this. I often find myself browsing files in the GUI because it is convenient and then I need a terminal so I have to open one up and cd /dsf/sd/f/sd/f/sd/fsdf with autocomplete it is quicker than typing, but it would be nice to have a shortcut to just open a terminal with one click

  • I know that the Thunar file explorer that comes installed in the XFCE4 Desktop has the right-click Open Terminal Here command. sudo apt-get install thunar – Terrance Feb 2 '16 at 5:19

In the default Ubuntu file browser, Nautilus, this is quite easy to do. (Nautilus is included with Ubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and possibly Ubuntu MATE.)

Navigate to the desired folder, hold down Shift, right click and select the Open Terminal Here option.

If you happen to use KDE, I believe that the same procedure will work. If you have XFCE, then you're set. As Terrance said, Thunar has the option on a simple right click.

If holding Shift doesn't work, try this:
Open a terminal and run sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal. Once that finishes, relog, and there should be an "open in terminal" option in the right click menu.

  • tihs does not work for me in standard 14.04 with nautilus. I get the standard right click, new folder..new document menu – deltaskelta Feb 2 '16 at 5:27
  • Pressing Shift? – TheWanderer Feb 2 '16 at 5:29
  • yes, I am pressing shift – deltaskelta Feb 2 '16 at 5:32
  • Weird. Well, there is another way, which I'm editing in now. – TheWanderer Feb 2 '16 at 5:32
  • Answer updated. – TheWanderer Feb 2 '16 at 5:33

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