Patch for "Open Terminal Here" keyboard shortcut

Harald Judt h.judt at
Mon Nov 7 11:55:24 CET 2011

Am 07.11.2011 08:44, schrieb Liviu Andronic:
> On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 2:12 AM, Jannis Pohlmann<jannis at>  wrote:
>> 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?
> Very much. Bug #3386 has been a long-standing annoyance for me. And
> this solution would also nicely address the OP's concerns.

Bug #3386 is indeed a reason for avoiding the details view when 
possible. For someone like me who primarily uses context menus and 
usually does not care about the file menu, this won't really solve bug 
#3386, but instead forces me to use another way to work around the 
inconsistencies. So I'd rather call that an ugly hack.

Despite this, the shortcut feature would be great, especially as I 
usually prefer shortcuts to context menus (but not in every case).

Just my 2¢,

BTW, and definitely meant as a sideblow: IIRC this was solved in PCManFM 
a long time ago.

`Experience is the best teacher.'

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