6 Useful Nautilus Extensions and Scripts You Should Know

The level of modification possible with Nautilus is enormous and some of them were included in our 8 not-so-common nautilus hacks and improvements post. And now, we are going to introduce a bunch of useful Nautilus scripts which can further extend the functionality of nautilus in a big way.



Nautilus plugin for opening terminals in arbitrary local paths. nautilus-open-terminal is a proof-of-concept Nautilus extension which allows you to open a terminal in arbitrary local folders. It adds a useful 'Open in Terminal' option in the right click menu in Nautilus.

sudo aptitude install nautilus-open-terminal

Nautilus Terminal


Nautilus Terminal is a terminal embedded in Nautilus. It always open in the current folder, and follows the navigation (like an automated "cd" command). I

It supports drag and drop of file and folder. Use Ctrl+Shift+T shortcut for show/hide the terminal. Between, latest Nautilus-Elementary have Nautilus-Terminal by default.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flozz/flozz
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus-terminal

Nautilus Wallpaper

Nautilus Wallpaper adds a "Set as Wallpaper" option to your right click menu. One of my all time favorite nautilus extension.

sudo apt-get install nautilus-wallpaper

Nautilus Image Converter

Nautilus image converter is a nautilus extension to resize or rotate images from within the nautilus. When installed, you will notice a new menu entry on the right click menu. Another very useful extension.

sudo apt-get install nautilus-image-converter


Nautilus-gksu adds a 'Open as administrator' entry in your nautilus right-click menu. When you need to open any files with root permission, you just have to right-click on the file, select 'Open as Administrator', as simple as that.

sudo apt-get install nautilus-gksu

Periscope - Fetch Subtitles

Periscope is a subtitles searching module written in python that tries to find a correct match for a given video file. The goal behind periscope is that it will only return only correct subtitles so that you can simply relax and enjoy your video without having to double-check that the subtitles match your video before watching it(Not yet available for Maverick users).

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:patrick-dessalle/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install periscope-gnome

Nautilus Actions is another good tool at creating useful shortcuts in Nautilus. Check this post at ubuntuforums to know more about Nautilus Actions.

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