If you want to add a shortcut in the right-click popup menu in Windows File Explorer that opens a Linux GUI terminal for the current folder, follow the steps described below.

Set your Linux distro for X410

We're assuming you have already configured your Linux/WSL distro for working with X410. We'll be using Tilix in this example, and since Tilix expects a D-Bus daemon running in background, you should enable it as outlined in the following post.

Sharing D-Bus among WSL2 Consoles

Get your favorite terminal emulator ready

In this example, we'll be adding Tilix terminal to Windows File Explorer. But you can use any Linux GUI terminal; you just need to change tilix to the file name for your own Linux GUI terminal emulator.

sudo apt install tilix

Create a folder for WSL related scripts and assets

It can be any folder on any drive, but for the sake of simplicity, let's create it on 'C:' drive and name it 'wsl': c:\wsl. If you've decided to use a different folder path, please make adjustments accordingly to the scripts and registry settings described in the next steps.

Create a Windows batch file (*.bat) for launching Tilix

@echo off

REM ### Start X410 in Windowed Apps Mode. If X410 is already running in Desktop Mode, 
REM ### it'll be terminated first without any warning message box.

start /B x410.exe /wm

REM ### Start Tilix

ubuntu2004.exe run "bash --login -c 'nohup tilix >/dev/null 2>&1 & sleep 1'"

For more information about creating a Windows batch file for launching Linux GUI apps, please read the following post.

Directly opening Linux GUI apps from Windows batch files

Create a VBScript file for silently launching a Windows batch file

You can use the same VBScript file found in the Step 4 of the following post. You just need to make sure that the VBScript file is in the same folder as the batch file created in Step 4.

Pin a Linux GUI app to Start or Taskbar

Create a registry file for setting up the right-click menu

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




@="Open X410 Linux shell here"

@="wscript.exe \"C:\\wsl\\bat-launcher.vbs\" \"open-x410-linux-shell-here\" \"%V\""


@="Open X410 Linux shell here"

@="wscript.exe \"C:\\wsl\\bat-launcher.vbs\" \"open-x410-linux-shell-here\" \"%V\""

If you're not using the c:\wsl folder for the scripts created in Step 4 and 5, please make sure to adjust the paths for 'open-x410-linux-shell-here.vbs' and 'open-x410-linux-shell-here.bat' according to your setup.

Once you have created a 'set-open-x410-linux-shell-here-menu.reg' file as shown above, you can import it to Windows registry by double-clicking it or by selecting [ Open with ] » [ Registry Editor ] from its right-click popup menu.

Your Linux GUI terminal is now ready!

You can now directly open your Linux GUI terminal for the selected folder in Windows File Explorer; you simply need to right-click on a folder item or empty space where the current folder items are displayed and select [ Show more options ] » [ Open X410 Linux shell here ].

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