Meme: First thing I do after installing (insert your distro here)

Obviously, my distro is Fedora, but for those of you who might choose something else, let’s play along.

This meme comes from Valent Turkovic’s blog post a few days ago, so I thought I’d share mine.

$ su -c 'yum install nautilus-open-terminal'

This enables me to right click on the desktop and click ‘Open in Terminal’. This is much better than choosing ‘Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal’, which in my opinion is a big pain in the ass!

While it used to open in the user’s home directory, now it opens in their Desktop.  Not sure of the benefit for that, but I’m glad it’s still around.



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6 Responses to Meme: First thing I do after installing (insert your distro here)

  1. nicu says:

    1, this is also one of the first things I do.

    The benefit is that if you open the terminal from one Nautilus window (instead from the desktop) , the terminal will be opened in that directory.

  2. @Clint: You can change that behavior using the GConf key:

    gconftool-2 –set –type=bool /apps/nautilus-open-terminal/desktop_opens_home_dir true

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  4. suriem says:

    bash completion comes first im my list. ;)

  5. Kam Leo says:

    Add myself to the wheel group and run visudo to enable the wheel group.

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