Proposing that we install the debian package “nautilus-open-terminal” by default.
I find myself repeatedly in this position on a daily basis, and think it is probably a general usability issue faced many times by several other people too.
Where say you are in the file manager, working with files or directories, and want to switch to working at the same location within the terminal.
Typically one has to manually launch the terminal and “cd” all the way down into the intended working directory.
Common use case example: I find this a common task with Tor Browser where I download some files, open the Downloads directory from Tor Browser (“Open Containing Folder”), and then want to launch a terminal to the Downloads directory to further manipulate the downloaded files.
Many other instances of this issue exist as well where one simply needs to go from the file manager to the terminal in the same location.
The “nautilus-open-terminal” package creates an option in the file manager called “Open in Terminal” that launches a terminal window at the desired current location. It puts this option in the File menu and in the right click menu of the file manager.
I currently install this package into my Whonix TemplateVMs, but like to keep my Whonix environments as generic/original as possible, and thought this would be a simple and useful default feature to have for many others as well.