Desktop right-clcik menu 'terminal' entry missing

Asked by dave58


Under hoary, I could right click anywhere on the desktop to bring up a menu which included an "Open Terminal" function. [ I happen to like command line... ]

After an upgrade to breezy, it's no longer there.

Where do I find & how do I edit the config file that must control this function?

[ And I wonder if this feature will be added back in the next dist? ]

[ And yes, I know it can exist as an icon on the Desktop or in a Panel. ]

thanx, /dave

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Sascha Brossmann (brsma) said :

You can get back this functionality by installing the package 'nautilus-open-terminal'.

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dave58 (dave58) said :

thanx, works great. but i'm still curious: where is this desktop menu configuration infomation stored? [ I'd like to move the added 'Open Terminal' entry to the top... ]

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effetto (effetto-deactivatedaccount) said :

Another way is to use a Nautilus script. You'll find some of scripts for this task here:

For the last question: you can modify the "Open with..." action trought the "Properties" menu (Right click on a folder -> Properties -> Open with -> Add and select terminal). It will not at the top... but almost.

Hope that helps.

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Mike Perry (mike.perry) said :

nautilus open terminal actually gets added as shared library extension ala:

I don't think there is a fine tune way to configure it. There are also nautilus-scripts as explained above.

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Dean Sas (dsas) said :

There are no plans to add this functionality back. It's a topic that was dicussed on the ubuntu-devel mailing list a while ago.

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dave58 (dave58) said :

Sigh. Now if I'd built my system from the bottom up, I'd probably have the knowledge to get it the way I want it. :-) But I still think ubuntu is a great out-of-the-box distro.

Thanx for the responses.