Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Is there a way to make a launcher (icon) on Unity panel from Nautilus's bookmarks or it is for programs only?
Thanks

share|improve this question

3 Answers 3

Seems to only be for Programs at this point, I've just made a custom launcher and set it to Location and entered the command so it would open up where I wanted it to, then I went into Terminal and did gksudo nautilus and then navigated my way to home/username/Desktop and copied the launcher to usr/share/applications. Then I dragged the launcher to unity but it didn't stay.

If you'd like to place icons in Unity, say for example Wine programs that you've installed then I have the following instructions for you.

1 - Right click your desktop

2 - Select Create Launcher

3 - Create the custom Launcher as you want to

Now you got the launcher on the Desktop. If you are satisfied with it, get it in the Launcher Panel:

4 - Open Nautilus as root. Press Alt + F2 and paste gksu nautilus

5 - Browse to /home/your-username/Desktop

6 - Copy the launcher by clicking right on it and select Copy

7 - Browse to /usr/share/applications

8 - Paste your launcher by clicking right on a blank space and select Paste

9 - Now drag and drop your launcher from /usr/share/applications to the Launcher Bar on the left on your Screen

10 - You can now delete your custom Launcher on the Desktop.

share|improve this answer

If you press super(winkey)+f or click "Files and folders" on your launcher, then Favorite folders are Nautilus bookmarks. If you want a menu in the notification area, then that's certainly possible to make, but I don't know of any existing ones. It should be fairly easy though.

share|improve this answer

I wrote a script to do that autmatically. See:

List of custom Launchers & Quicklists for Unity

Home Icon Quicklist (auto-update from bookmarks)

Here is a small shell script that updates your Home-Quicklist with all your nautilus bookmarks.

enter image description here

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

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.