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With all of the stuff I do in terminal, I started thinking it would be a lot easier to navigate to the correct folder using Nautilus and then open that directory in terminal. The problem is, Ubuntu doesn’t have this option by default. So, I did some research and found a nifty utility called nautilus-open-terminal. It is quite easy to install. Just open terminal and type:
sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal
I had to restart my computer after installing this before the "open in terminal" option was available. After restarting, in the contest menu for directory views is a new option to open the current directory in terminal. If you use Orca, right clicking a blank section on the desktop or in a directory can be a bit of a challenge. So, instead of trying to find a blank spot to right click, just use control+f10 to access the menu. Thanks to Jacob Schmude for telling me about this shortcut.
If you aren’t convinced that opening a directory in terminal can really be useful, consider the following for example for installing Viavoice. If you purchase Voxin, you need to extract the package which is simple. Press shift+f10 and then select extract here. Once that is done, there’s a brand new directory that contains another directory that contains the installation file you need to run to install the voice.
You can either open terminal and type in the path to the directory you need an run the installation script, or with nautilus-open-terminal, just open the folder, open the sub folder, then press control+f10 and select "open in terminal". Then, all you have to do is run the installation script with sudo.