Keyboard shortcut for "open a terminal here" in Nemo

by wim   Last Updated October 22, 2017 11:02 AM

How can I make a keyboard shortcut for "Open a terminal here" in Nemo?

I am finding the "Files" manager formerly known as nautilus that comes with Ubuntu 13.04 to be too crippled to bother using anymore, and I have switched to Nemo file manager with good results so far. There's just one thing I'm missing, a customisable keyboard shortcut to Open in Terminal in the current location.

The method that I use for nautilus doesn't work any longer because I have no key for can-change-accels related to nemo, and neither do I see "Open in Terminal" in the File Menu drop down. It is, however in the right click menu in Nemo.

Answers 1

Look around in the file ~/.gnome2/accels/nemo for a line with 'OpenInTerminal'.


  1. open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type gedit ~/.gnome2/accels/nemo

  2. Find OpenInTerminal and edit this line:

    ; (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/DirViewActions/OpenInTerminal" "")

    with shorcut (say <Alt>t here) and remove the semicolon ;:

    (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/DirViewActions/OpenInTerminal" "<Alt>t")

This will set Alt+T as shortcut for open in terminal.

August 23, 2013 20:49 PM

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