Patch for "Open Terminal Here" keyboard shortcut

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Mon Nov 7 09:03:40 CET 2011

On Nov 7, 2011, at 02:12 , Jannis Pohlmann wrote:

>> I am new to the open source world. I have made a patch to add a
>> shortcut key to "Open Terminal Here" to be integrated with Thunar.
>> This is a popular request. See
>> I am sorry, it is a little bit of a hack. Would it be possible for me
>> to get it integrated to XFCE ?
> Not like this, no. I'm reluctant to hard code terminal-related into
> Thunar. Regular users (whatever that is in these diverse times) should
> not be bothered with things like that.
> What we could do, however, is to make custom actions like "Open in
> terminal" appear in the "File" menu of the window. Right now, the
> "File" menu is very basic, but all items that show up there can
> automatically be assigned custom shortcuts. 
> That way we'd avoid re-implementing the spawn code PLUS we'd also make
> custom actions available for the current directory in all situations
> (unlike at the moment, where users have no real way to get to the
> context menu when using the details view, see e.g. bug #3386).
> Does that sound fair?

It wanted to do it this way from day one, but never managed to get it working properly with the keyboard shortcuts, and somehow forgot about it all together at some point. I'll be great if you can get it working this way.

>  - Jannis


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