konqueror should let user "Show terminal emulator" from the menu

Bug #37473 reported by Jen Foong on 2006-03-31
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kdebase (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I didn't know that Konqueror has this feature until I saw it in "Configure Toolbar".
This feature is useful especially in in file management mode.
Right now the Tool menu is very short (Breezy 3.5.2), so IMO it should be ok to add this in (or replace the "Execute Shell Command").

Jen Foong (jenfoong) on 2006-03-31
Changed in kdebase:
assignee: nobody → kubuntu-team
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Didier Raboud (odyx) wrote :

Confirmed for Dapper.

Changed in kdebase:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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Sergey Sinitsa (sin3) wrote :

I thought that terminal emulator was ripped out from konqueror in Kubuntu until I found this bug report! :) Not good, not good... Put it back, its one of the best konqueror features.

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Anthony Mercatante (tonio) wrote :

Use F8 to open the embedded terminal.
I don't think there is a real need to add the option in the menus as long as this trick is described in the documentation. Isn't it actually ?

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Dagfinn Reiersøl (reiersol) wrote :

F8 is "Move files" in my Konqueror.

And this bug report *is* the documentation for the feature. (The most easily available documentation, anyway.) I couldn't find it and the documentation search feature didn't work, so I searched Google and found this.

I suppose what I've learned from this is that I should compare the menus in Kubuntu applications to the ones on my Fedora box to find out whether I'm missing something important.

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Dagfinn Reiersøl (reiersol) wrote :

Here's the documentation: "You can, of course, open an instance of Konsole, perhaps with Konqueror's Menubar Tools->Open Terminal option or with Ctrl+T."

I found it by searching at http://docs.kde.org/. KDE could be much improved by removing the unworkable and undocumented documentation index search feature and putting in a link to this web site instead.

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pol (xtekhne) wrote :

This is to inform that the terminal opened by the command 'Menubar Tools->Open Terminal' is a kconsole instance, spawned in a new window and settling $HOME as the working directory.

The terminal opened by ctrl-t is an embedded terminal that is opened in the current working directory. The latter is a very useful feature, that i would really like to see restored in the kubuntu-konqueror main menu.
Usually, it can be found in the 'Window' menu, in the standard konqueror version (between the 'Settings' and the 'Help' menus).
Strangely, it seems that the 'Window' menu has been deleted by the kubuntu configuration.

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Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

This is possible in Konqueror 4.0.83 in Intrepid.
Thanks for your help in making Kubuntu better!

Changed in kdebase:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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