I remember in Ubuntu, I think it was Gnome, Nautilus had this option in the right-click context menu that allowed you to open a terminal whose working dir was the dir you were visiting in Nautilus, not the default '/home' dir. Is there any way to get that kind of functionality in Windows XP?
You don't need any tool to do this. Just a small Registry hack
Open a new file and paste this content, save as *.reg file
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\cmd] @="Open Command Prompt Here" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\cmd\command] @="cmd.exe /k pushd %L"
And then double click into this file. Here we go!
I know this question is about Windows XP, but this is a sidenote:
These methods are unnecessary in Windows 7. In this version Shift Right-click allows access to a context menu with additional options, including open terminal here (more detail at download squad). Also holding down Control will open it with elevated privileges.
xpy can add this to the Explorer.
Supporting Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, xpy allows tweaking the default settings to your needs. This includes the disabling of services, changing the behaviour and usability, deleting undesired files, or tweaking programs like Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player and Windows Messenger.