The right click menu on my desktop no longer has an option to launch the terminal.

Brief history: I was messing around with my locale file and ended up breaking unity. There was no desktop, no launcher, no menu bar after booting up. I managed to restore unity by following the top two answers here: unity is not working after upgrade to ubuntu 15.10

But after that my terminal disappeared. It appeared in my dash search but wouldn't open. Ctrl-Alt-T, the option in the right click menu: nothing worked.

So I removed and reinstalled gnome-terminal. But the option from the right click menu has stayed absent.

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Did you try installing these:

sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal
sudo apt-get install nautilus-actions

Also, you have to restart or restart nautilus with the -q parameter

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