How to Open a Terminal in any Folder from OS X Finder

Mac OS X terminal

Opening a new terminal in any folder is not enabled by default under Mac OS X. Here is a tip to enable this powerful feature:

1 – go to System Preferences
2 – click on the Keyboard icon
3 – click on the Shortcuts panel
4 – click on the Services entry
5 – enable the New Terminal at Folder checkbox

How to Open a Terminal In OS X Finder

That’s all.

Now you can open a terminal in any folder from Finder:

How to Open a Terminal In OS X Finder

This howto is valid for OS X 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9 (and likely for 10.6).

One comment

  • Phoenix

    This does not work on 10.6. The check box is not in the services list or anywhere else in these menus.