Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 8th Sep 2005 16:53 UTC
Gnome The Gnome Project released version 2.12 yesterday. We had a quick look at it by using the latest Gnome Live CD (1.12-pre) and Foresight 0.9.0 (2.12 final) and here are our thoughts over 2.12 and Gnome's status in general.
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Eugenia
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2005-06-28

GConf keys are only meant for power users, normal users on an enterprise environment might not even have access to the gconf gui. What I wanted is a real preference choice of which to use as default, and then interchange between them using Control+L as it currently is. Right now, not even the preference exists, but after you click Control+L and go to the input box you CAN'T go back to the path navigation on the same window without reloading a new window.

>apt-get nautilus-open-terminal solves that problem.

This is only for users with a debian or fedora though. FreeBSD or smaller Linux distro users won't be as lucky. IMHO, the problem here is not the absence of "open terminal" but the fact that the Nautilus developers haven't capitalized yet on the "Actions/Plugins/Scripts" power and instead of shipping some scripts/plugins by default (one of them could be the "open terminal on the current directory") they are downplay them and hiding them, literally.

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ryan Member since:
2005-07-06

"but after you click Control+L and go to the input box you CAN'T go back to the path navigation on the same window without reloading a new window."

Press escape. Yes, there should be a "close" button next to "Location", but the most obvious key shortcut works.

In addition to a little "x" beside the location bar, I'd also like to see the location bar open up when you type "/" in the main nautilus window, much as you do with the file selector.

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To open a terminal anywhere, put this in an executable .sh script script in your nautilus-scripts:

exec gnome-terminal

That will open a terminal in the directory you are viewing in the nautilus window.

You can also open a r00t terminal like this:

exec gnome-terminal -e su

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