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Like windows, when you download dropbox it places a folder in the library list. I'm wondering if I'm able to similarly add dropbox under "Places". Thank you in advance for your help.

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This solution does not apply to 14.04. –  Ben Lutgens May 20 '14 at 15:37
I dont currently have my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop with me, However, I do know that I was able to do this... Not sure if its bc I backed up my settings with Deja Backup from 13 and restored them and it just did it for me, or if I made the changes myself (can't remember). But I do know that I have it there on 14.04. –  Colper May 21 '14 at 16:26
possible duplicate of How to add custom links in the left pane of Nautilus? –  cipricus Dec 5 '14 at 10:22

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Pressing Ctrl-D adds a bookmark to the folder you're in (tested under Ubuntu 12.04 & 13.04). For Ubuntu 14.04, use the "Files" application to navigate to the folder you want bookmarked, then press Ctrl-D, the same with going to the top menu bar and selecting Bookmarks -> Bookmark this location.


Select the folder that you want added to bookmarks, then go to the top menu bar and select Bookmarks -> Add Bookmark


You can add them editing by ~/.gtk-bookmarks. Say you want to add ~/Software and ~/Ebooks folder under Places. Just add the following line at the end of ~/.gtk-bookmarks,


Try it out and let me know. Hope it helps.

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The bookmark option is perfect! I was unaware of this feature. Thanks a million!!! –  Colper Dec 13 '13 at 14:56
You can accept my answer as final if it helped you. ? @Colper –  ASCIIbetical Dec 20 '13 at 3:34
One can only make use of the Bookmarks menu both to add the current folder and also to manage the bookmarks. –  Sadi May 20 '14 at 15:57

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