Ubuntu 9.04 – Right Click for Terminal here

Being a linux command line junkie, I always want fast access to a bash shell.  Previous versions of Ubuntu and some of the off shoots like Linux Mint, had fast access to a terminal via a right mouse click on the desktop.  Where did it go??!!

Ah, to get it back you have to install the nautilus-open-terminal package


Fire up the terminal window – Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

glaw@glaw-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information… Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 76 not upgraded.
Need to get 33.0kB of archives.
After this operation, 778kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe nautilus-open-terminal 0.9-3ubuntu1 [33.0kB]
Fetched 33.0kB in 1s (28.1kB/s)                
Selecting previously deselected package nautilus-open-terminal.
(Reading database … 101998 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking nautilus-open-terminal (from …/nautilus-open-terminal_0.9-3ubuntu1_i386.deb) …
Setting up nautilus-open-terminal (0.9-3ubuntu1) …


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Once you log back in, try a right click on your desktop :

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