Ubuntu uses nautilus as the default file manager. You can effectively use nautilus to increase your productivity. Here I am telling about a useful hack for power users for opening folders in terminal . See the screen shot below
It allows user to open a selected folder in a terminal window by right clicking on the folder.
For installing "open in terminal" feature you need to install package "nautilus-open-terminal" .
open a terminal
$sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal
or you can use synaptic package manager.
After installing the package you have to logout and login back , Now you can right click on a folder you will get "open in Terminal option.