Fedora 21 Open Terminal From File Manager

If you use the command line a lot (like me!), then being able to switch quickly between the graphical file explorer and a terminal window in the same location is a fantastic timesaver.

On gnome this option isn’t available by default (as it is from KDE), but you can enable it by installing the nautilus-open-terminal package.

In a terminal window type:

sudo yum install nautilus-open-terminal

You may need to log out/in after doing this, although I didn’t need to on Fedora 21.

Once it has completed, if you right click in any ‘Files’ graphical window, you will see a new shortcut to ‘Open in terminal’:


Super easy and super handy too!

Increase 30 Second Screencast Limit On Fedora 21

I wrote a post a little while back explaining how to use the built-in screencast tool on Fedora 20.

I’ve just noticed that the latest Fedora release (21) limits the screencast length to 30 seconds.


It’s okay. If you want to record for longer than 30 seconds, you can change the time using gsettings.

View the existing time with:

gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys max-screencast-length

And set a new time (0 for unlimited) with:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys max-screencast-lenth


Nice and easy 🙂

Screencasting on Fedora [20]

To start with, did you know you can record a screencast on Fedora just by pressing CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-R?


Me either. How fantastically easy is that?

Once you’ve pressed the keys, you get a little red circle in the top right of your screen that indicates recording is on. When you’re done, just press CTRL-SHIFT-ALT-R again to stop.

The file will be automatically saved in your <user>/Videos folder with a name along the lines of:

Screencast from 17-10-14 11_57_52.webm

Importantly, this DOES NOT record audio.

Well that’s annoying.

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