About ways to make a terminal open in a particular folder: Many ways lead to Rome. Here is one:
Use your favourite file-manager Nemo and navigate to the parent folder
of the folder where you want the terminal window to open.Example:
I want to open a terminal window in the folder ~/Downloads. ~/Downloads is the shorthand writing for /home/karl/Downloads.
So what I'll do is this:
- Open Nemo.
- Navigate to /home/karl or directly click on "Home Folder".
- In the list of subfolders I select "Downloads" and right click it.
- From the right-click context menu I select "Open in terminal".
- Voilà, a terminal window opens and the command prompt proves, the current path is ~/Downloads. The $ sign is just the default command prompt for normal users.
These steps are convenient in all cases where I want to open terminal window in any folder which has just come up to my mind.