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This seems to be so obvious and simple but I can't see any quick way to achieve it in Lucid. Because Nautilus does not appear in a menu there seems to be no obvious way of right-clicking and showing it on the panel.

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The answer to this question might be helpful.… – stephenmyall Apr 24 '12 at 9:25
@StephenMyall I think I did not describe the question properly. I want Nautilus to show on the panel. – vfclists Apr 24 '12 at 9:50
OK, maybe I misunderstood. Open gnome-tweak-tool (Advanced Settings) and turn on the switch that says 'Have file manager handle the desktop'. If this doesnt work I will leave this for someone else to answer: sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool if you havent got it already – stephenmyall Apr 24 '12 at 10:01
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Let's hope I understood the question correctly. You're on Lucid and want a Nautilus launcher on the top panel ? Then go to Menu->Places->Nautilus, click and slide to the panel. You can also create the launcher (right-click on panel I believe) and set the command to "nautilus" or "nautilus /path/to/my/folder"

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dragging the from the menu worked in Hardy. On Lucid dragging wouldn't work. I used the second method to do it. I expected to find Nautilus in the list of icons when I first tried. Typing brought it up – vfclists Apr 25 '12 at 19:44

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