Friday, August 19, 2011

Enable Icons, "Open in Terminal", "Open as Administrator" in ubuntu context menus

This article describes how to add some useful extensions to your context menu on Linux ubuntu...


Usually in ubuntu, you don't get to see "icons in the context menu items" like the following.
To enable this in the context menu like above, execute the following in terminal:
gconftool-2 --type bool --set /desktop/gnome/interface/menus_have_icons true


Usually in ubuntu, you don't get to see the "Open in Terminal" item in the context menu like the following.
To enable this in the context menu like above, execute the following in terminal: 
sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal
nautilus -q ##To_restart_nautilus



Usually in ubuntu, you don't get to see the "Open as Administrator" item in the context menu upon right-clicking on a folder like the following.

To enable this in the context menu like above, execute the following in terminal:
sudo apt-get install nautilus-gksu
nautilus -q ##To_restart_nautilus



Usually in ubuntu, you don't get to see "icons in the nautilus dialog buttons" like the following.

To enable icons in the dialog buttons like above, execute the following in terminal:
gconftool-2 --type bool --set /desktop/gnome/interface/buttons_have_icons true