How can I customize Ubuntu 10.04 so the menu created by left clicking inside a folder or desktop gives me the option of opening up a terminal in that location? I have thsi functionality in the XFCE desktop on my Xubuntu 10.04 laptop. Any ideas?

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Install nautilus addon nautilus-open-terminal.

sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal
  • Cool thanks but it doesn't take effect right away. You have to restart Gnome by entering "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart" into terminal. Once Gnome loads back up it works fine :) Thanks.
    – classer
    Jul 23, 2010 at 10:43
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    @Adam: You don't have to restart GNOME, just Nautilus (nautilus -q should do the trick). Aug 17, 2010 at 10:34

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