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I would like to add a folder to a Gnome panel (Gnome Fallback on ubuntu 12.04). In Windows this can be accomplished by right-clicking the taskbar, selecting "New toolbar", and browsing for a folder. I would like the same functionality in ubuntu. When I click on an icon in the panel, I should get something that looks like the "Applications" menu, but with the content of a specific folder instead.

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This useful extension provided you an option to add places to gnome panel.

Also check out other extensions at the main site.

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It is for gnome-shell, not for gnome-panel – Tachyons Aug 11 '12 at 14:29

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