Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

How can I add specific folders to places in mintMenu?

share|improve this question
up vote 6 down vote accepted
  1. Right-click the menu and choose Preferences:

  2. Click Places ▸ New:

  3. Enter the name and path for the new place, then click OK:

  4. The custom place should now be listed in the menu:

share|improve this answer
Thanks, for the reply. In the meantime i had found this solution myself. But you sure will get the Bounty. Nice answer. Note: I have to wait 23 hours to give you the Bounty. – NES Dec 15 '10 at 18:11

All you have to do is click add folder from the places menu when you are in the folder that you want to add.

share|improve this answer
sorry, i'm not able to comprehend that? Where is the "add folder" option in the places menu? – NES Dec 8 '10 at 23:21
He isn't talking about mintMenu, he's talking about the standard menu. – dkuntz2 Dec 8 '10 at 23:42
you edited your question D:!!! now I have to edit my answer – RolandiXor Dec 9 '10 at 15:11

AFAIK MintMenu is written in Python. So you should change .py scripts.

It is very easy to change/add items in case of Mint 10. Right click on Menu button, then select 'Preferences', then select tab 'Places'. From there you will be able to add/remove/change elements of MintMenu Places.

Best wishes, Vincenzo

share|improve this answer

Another way to do this is by editing the ~/.gtk-bookmarks file. It is a newline separated list of entries found in the bookmarks folder, where each entry follows the format shown below:

[URI] [entry-name]

It is extremely flexible in that it can handle pretty much any protocol that your system recognizes, including sftp://, smb://, http://, etc.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.