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In question How to add my favorite places as a quicklist in my home's icon in Unity? there is an explanation of how to add my favourite places as a quicklist in the home icon in Unity (i.e. Videos, Documents, Music etc). This is useful but is there a way of adding a Nautilus bookmark that I have created to this list. I tried simply replicating the text for one of the groups by editing (gksudo gedit /usr/share/applications/nautilus-home.desktop), i.e.

[Downloads Shortcut Group]  
Exec=nautilus MyBookmark  

but this had no effect.

With thanks.

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There are two parts you need to do with the .desktop file:

  1. Add the shortcut name to the X-Ayatana-Desktop-Shortcuts key, e.g.:

  2. Add the piece you already posted, just make sure that the section title is of the form [<Shortcut Name> Shortcut Group]:

    [MyBookmark Shortcut Group]
    Exec=nautilus MyBookmark

Also, it's TargetEnvironment instead of OnlyShowIn.

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