I want to tell you about two useful nautilus extensions. The first one lets you right-click on a folder and you get an option in the pop-up menu to open a terminal at that location.
The other extension allows you to right-click on a folder and you get an option in the pop-up menu to open as administrator. This will open another nautilus window, running as root, at that location. This is especially handy when you need root privileges for a quick task. For example, when you need to modify a folder or file which you don’t own.
Here is how you install both of these using the cmdline.
# sudo aptitude install nautilus-gksu nautilus-open-terminal
Close any open nautilus windows. Now force nautilus to restart.
# pkill nautilus
You are done. Any new nautilus windows that you open will have the new extensions whenever you right-click a folder.