Feature Request: Open Terminal here

This is not really an “original” idea, but would still be quite useful and I imagine not too hard to add… The idea is simple: Add an “Open Terminal here” context menu (as an option in Preferences). Either right/option-clicking on a folder directly or on whitespace within a folder should result in showing this context menu item. As a bonus you could allow configuration in Preferences of which Terminal app to use. This would be a great boon for me and many other Terminal-happy people! :slight_smile:

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This is already possible with OS X. Go to Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts. Choose “Services” and scroll down to “Files and Folders”. There, you find “New Terminal at Folder”. Tick the box and you’re set up. Short key then is CTRL+CMD+T.
It only works, if a folder is marked (or you right click on a folder and choose “New Terminal at Folder”).

Thanks for the tip!!

Unfortunately I discovered that the keyboard shortcut doesn’t work when Finder is in “column” display mode, which is what I use 99% of the time. Thus a dedicated action would still be a welcome addition for me, if only to prevent my having to right-click and go into the “Services” context menu every time.

Hm you’re right, that is idiotic. However, using the right click menu is still faster then typing the path into the Terminal! :wink:

If you use alfred, you can use a workflow: https://github.com/LeEnno/alfred-terminalfinder
Found: http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2013/10/25/hidden-productivity-secrets-with-alfred/