In Kubuntu, Dolphin File Manager has a cool feature that includes a terminal in it which can be toggled at any time by pressing F4. It also changes directories based on the user's navigation in the file browser.

Is there a similar feature for nautilus on Ubuntu?

I am not taking about ubuntu-open-terminal. That will just open a terminal at the current location; I'm looking for a terminal which will follow nautilus navigation.

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    Actually, in KDE Dolphin embeds Konsole. This is why if you install Dolphin under Unity (which works quite well but needs some tweaking for the looks), you also need to install konsole in order to have this functionality. – Bruni Apr 4 '16 at 8:07
  • @cst1992 , I know , I just added here as a comment for future reference :-) – Tachyons Apr 4 '16 at 13:49
  • @Tachyons That's okay then. – cst1992 Apr 4 '16 at 13:50

That is Nautilus Terminal.

Nautilus Terminal is a terminal embedded in Nautilus, the GNOME's file browser. It is always open in the current folder, and follows the navigation (the cd command is automatically executed when you move to an other folder).

Nautilus Terminal has a lot of functionalities:

  1. It always follows your navigation in your folders.
  2. It supports Copy/Paste (CtrlShiftC / CtrlShiftV).
  3. It supports drag & drop of files and folders.
  4. It can be hidden/shown when you want (with the F4 key).
  5. It is resize-able.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flozz/flozz
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus-terminal

Then run this command to restart nautilus:

nautilus -q

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Website: http://projects.flogisoft.com/nautilus-terminal/

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  • Seriously, never heard of the existence of it. Nice catch! – Jacob Vlijm Apr 4 '16 at 7:21
  • @JacobVlijm Maybe you can come up with something like that. This one was last updated in 2011 (though still works with 14.04) – Parto Apr 4 '16 at 7:23
  • My option would not be as clean as this one :). Breaking into existing applications is not one of my skills yet :) – Jacob Vlijm Apr 4 '16 at 7:25
  • Oh, okay. Cool though, nice extension. – Parto Apr 4 '16 at 7:34
  • Excellent. Just what I was looking for. – cst1992 Apr 4 '16 at 9:19

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