Nautilus terminal updated with Nautilus 40 support and context menu

Nautilus Pier, A plug-in that embeds the terminal into the Nautilus file manager, recently updated to support the latest Nautilus (Files) 40.

Using the Nautilus terminal plug-in, you can embed the terminal in the Nautilus (file) file manager window, you can use F4 Key (this is configurable).The terminal follows the file manager navigation, use cd Automatically execute when browsing folders in Nautilus. You can also drag and drop files or folders onto the Nautilus terminal, and it will automatically complete their path.

The plug-in supports setting the terminal position (top or bottom), background and foreground terminal colors, using custom fonts, choosing to show or hide the terminal by default in the new Nautilus window, setting the terminal height, and executing custom commands instead of the default shell. and many more.

All these settings can only be obtained through Dconf, because there is no built-in user interface in the Nautilus terminal to change them.

The latest Nautilus Terminal 4.0 adds support for GNOME 40 and its Nautilus 40 (file) file manager.In addition, there is a new logo, and a new context menu that allows users to copy/paste (previously, copy and paste could only be used Ctrl + Shift + C / Ctrl + Shift + V Keyboard shortcuts) text and access Nautilus terminal preferences from the Dconf editor (there is a new Preferences Run the context menu entry of the Dconf editor).

Nautilus terminal updated with Nautilus 40 support and context menu
New copy/paste and preference context menu in Nautilus Terminal 4.0

Other changes in Nautilus Terminal 4.0 include:

  • Command line options for checking, installing, uninstalling, and debugging tools
  • Clear terminal options after each navigation
  • Fixed the issue of Nautilus terminal stealing focus in the new Nautilus window
  • There is a new about window

It is also worth noting that this is the last version to support Python 2.7 (currently it supports both Python 2 and 3).

If you are using Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo, please refer to How to install GNOME 40 for testing. In the screenshot above, I am using Starship, a cross-platform Rust prompt.

Install Nautilus terminal

Since most of the packages listed on the Nautilus Terminal project page are out of date at the time of writing this article (including the Arch Linux community packages and Fedora Copr repository here), I recommend installing Nautilus Terminal From PyPI (Using the “User Installation” section), it works on any Linux distribution after installing Python3 PIP.

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