Shift + F4 does not open folder on fish terminal

I have been used to open any folder, e.g., /home/usr/my_folder, and press shit+F4, fish terminal would appear immediately as if I had pressed ctrl+alt+t and typed cd /home/usr/my_folder and this used to save me a lot of time.

Since I used pacman -Syu the command shift+F4 seems to be triggered, it seems like the OS is trying to open fish terminal, but it does not open.


At this screenshot you can see what happens. This icon close to the pointer appears when I press shift+F4, but fish does not open.

But if I right click on the folder, click on administrative actions and then click on open this folder on terminal, it works!

Very strange, I reinstalled dolphin and fish, but the issue persists.

ctrl+alt+t still works as expected, but shift+F4 on dolphin does not and "opening folder on terminal as admin" works

What is output of

pacman -Ss kinit

? Also post output of inxi -Faz as text, enclosed within ~~~


Are you sure this is happening since the last update? What was updated?
Maybe you could try restoring the latest working snapshot...

╰─λ inxi -Faz

Kernel: 5.15.12-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=1841fbdb-0a5a-497a-86d3-67c2ef2f6c76 rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: Avell High Performance product: A65 MOB v: Standard
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Avell High Performance model: Avell A65 MOB v: Standard
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: N.1.07AVE00
date: 07/23/2021
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 60.8 Wh (65.0%) condition: 93.5/93.5 Wh (100.0%)
volts: 10.9 min: 11.4 model: standard type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
status: Discharging
Info: model: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Tiger Lake family: 6 model-id: 0x8D (141) stepping: 1 microcode: 0x34
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 640 KiB desc: d-8x48 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 10 MiB desc: 8x1.2 MiB
L3: 24 MiB desc: 1x24 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2108 high: 4158 min/max: 800/4600 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 3384 2: 1358 3: 1557
4: 2212 5: 4158 6: 2288 7: 1265 8: 2210 9: 2261 10: 1346 11: 1294
12: 2051 13: 2086 14: 3739 15: 1299 16: 1229 bogomips: 73728
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2
mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: Intel TigerLake-H GT1 [UHD Graphics]
vendor: Tongfang Hongkong Limited driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:9a60 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GA106M [GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile / Max-Q]
vendor: Tongfang Hongkong Limited driver: nvidia v: 495.46
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2520
class-ID: 0300
Device-3: Chicony HD Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-13:4
chip-ID: 04f2:b71a class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: modesetting,nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 677x381mm (26.7x15.0")
s-diag: 777mm (30.6")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 res: 2560x1440 hz: 165 dpi: 189
size: 344x194mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 395mm (15.5")
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (TGL GT1) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.3.3
direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-H HD Audio vendor: Tongfang Hongkong Limited
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl
bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:43c8 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA vendor: Tongfang Hongkong Limited driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:228e class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.12-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.42 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:43f0 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: Tongfang Hongkong Limited
driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 2e:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8125
class-ID: 0200
IF: enp46s0 state: down mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: anbox0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 3-14:5 chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 3.73 TiB used: 102.44 GiB (2.7%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: A-Data model: SX8200PNP
size: 1.86 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 42B9T6TB temp: 41.9 C
scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:1 vendor: A-Data model: SX8200PNP
size: 1.86 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 42B9T6TB temp: 40.9 C
scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 1.86 TiB size: 1.86 TiB (100.00%) used: 102.44 GiB (5.4%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:8
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%)
used: 563 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:7
ID-3: /home raw-size: 1.86 TiB size: 1.86 TiB (100.00%)
used: 102.44 GiB (5.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:8
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 1.86 TiB size: 1.86 TiB (100.00%)
used: 102.44 GiB (5.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:8
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 1.86 TiB size: 1.86 TiB (100.00%)
used: 102.44 GiB (5.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:8
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 62.55 GiB used: 4.2 MiB (0.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 64.0 C mobo: 64.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 398 Uptime: 22m wakeups: 690 Memory: 62.55 GiB
used: 8.85 GiB (14.1%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: apt: 0 pacman: 2012 lib: 500
Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.11
╰─λ pacman -Ss kinit

core/mkinitcpio 31-2 [instalado]
Modular initramfs image creation utility
core/mkinitcpio-busybox 1.34.1-1 [instalado]
Base initramfs tools
core/mkinitcpio-nfs-utils 0.3-7 [instalado]
ipconfig and nfsmount tools for NFS root support in mkinitcpio
extra/hwdetect 2021.10-1
Hardware detection script with loading modules and mkinitcpio.conf
extra/kinit 5.89.0-1 (kf5) [instalado]
Process launcher to speed up launching KDE applications
extra/mkinitcpio-archiso 60-1
Initcpio scripts used by archiso
community/mkinitcpio-dropbear 0.0.3-6
Archlinux mkinitcpio hook to install and enable the dropbear daemon in early userspace
community/mkinitcpio-netconf 0.0.5-2
Archlinux mkinitcpio hook for configuring early userspace networking
community/mkinitcpio-systemd-tool 37-1 [instalado]
Provisioning tool for systemd in initramfs (systemd-tool)
community/mkinitcpio-tinyssh 0.0.4-4
Archlinux mkinitcpio hook to install and enable the tinyssh daemon in early userspace
community/mkinitcpio-utils 0.0.4-1
Collection of Archlinux mkinitcpio utilities performing various tasks
chaotic-aur/kinit-git 5.90.0_r426.gb41502f-1
Process launcher to speed up launching KDE applications
chaotic-aur/mkinitcpio-firmware 1.1.1-1
Optional firmware for the default linux kernel to get rid of the annoying 'WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for
module:' messages
chaotic-aur/mkinitcpio-git 31.r2.ga72cc79-1
Modular initramfs image creation utility - git checkout
chaotic-aur/mkinitcpio-openswap 0.1.0-3 [instalado]
mkinitcpio hook to open swap at boot time

Not completely sure, I would say 85% certainty
Hundreds of things were updated and it already had caused me a lot of trouble, I would not like to mess up with it again >.<
Some time passed since I've done it so I would not like to restore to that old state again, but yes, since that day shift+F4 is not working as expected

It's bug in dolphin itself. See

I would suggest asking the question on KDE forums instead.


Kinit is installed for me. I tried reinstalling it, but nothing changed.
Following the suggestion from the other guy on this topic, I

I created a file called open_konsole_here.desktop at ~/.local/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus with this content


[Desktop Action konsole]
Exec=konsole --workdir %f
Name=Open Konsole here

Rebooted computer but the problem persists.

Thanks for your help I will keep searching for a solution for a while and I will ask a question there if I do not find any.

kinit has never been removed from my system, do you really think kinit that is causing the issue here?

  • Ctrl+alt+t
  • Type dolphin
  • From dolphin, right click + “open Konsole here” works
  • There is no error in the konsole I used to open dolphin

If I press shift+F4 nothing happens lol, but right click + open terminal works

Maybe not. But I am sure that it is something with KDE. And I am not KDE expert tbh.

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Iirc we did in fact add kinit to our package list because of this bug, it has been known for quite some time now :eyes:


Shift+F4, WOW thanks for the shortcut :slight_smile: It works and will come in handy.

I'm starting to like Linux shortcuts.

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