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Home Icon Quicklist Copy 'Home Folder' launcher file to your home directory: mkdir ~/.local/share/applications cp /usr/share/applications/nautilus-home.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open the file for editing in gedit: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/nautilus-home.desktop Delete the following line from the file: OnlyShowIn=GNOME; Add this ...


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SSH Launcher Access of list of your favorite SSH servers quickly. Create a new file with gedit, in the Terminal type: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/ssh-launcher.desktop Copy & Paste this text into the above file: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Remote Servers Comment=Login to my servers Exec=gnome-terminal --disable-factory ...


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Ubuntu Software Center Quicklist Quickly add PPAs through the software-properties UI and update sources as well. Copy the original .desktop file to your home folder using Terminal: cp /usr/share/applications/ubuntu-software-center.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/ Open the file for editing with gedit: gedit ...


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Home Icon Quicklist (auto-update from bookmarks) Here is a small shell script that updates your Home-Quicklist with all your bookmarks. No manual manipulation. It reads your bookmark file and creates the menu items from it. It also adds the "Root Filemanager" menu entry. Copy the script listed below into an empty file and put it in your scripts-folder ...


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LibreOffice Quicklist This creates a quicklist for the LibreOffice Start Center launcher. Copy your original .desktop file into your home directory for editing: cp /usr/share/applications/libreoffice-startcenter.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open in gedit: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/libreoffice-startcenter.desktop Edit the MimeType ...


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Terminal Quicklist Copy original Terminal launcher into your home directory using Terminal: cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open the file with gedit still using Terminal: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop Find the following line from the file: OnlyShowIn=GNOME; Replace the above ...


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Firefox Quicklist Add handy Firefox options to the launcher. Copy your original .desktop file into your home directory for editing: cp /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open in gedit: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop Find and edit the following line: X-Ayatana-Desktop-Shortcuts=NewWindow; to ...


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Google Services Launcher A custom launcher for common services like gmail, calendar, composing a new message. Create a new file by opening Text Editor and paste the following text into it: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Google Services Exec=xdg-open https://accounts.google.com/ Terminal=false X-MultipleArgs=false Type=Application ...


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Banshee Quicklist Copy the Banshee launcher to your home directory, in Terminal paste the following: cp /usr/share/applications/banshee.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open this new file for editing: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/banshee.desktop Highlight and copy the text below, then paste this at the bottom of the file. ...


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Google Docs Quicklist Create a new file with this command: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/gdocs.desktop Paste in the text below: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Google Docs Exec=xdg-open https://docs.google.com/ Terminal=false X-MultipleArgs=false Type=Application Icon=chrome-https___docs.google.com_ Categories=Network;WebBrowser; ...


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Quicklist to Add/Remove workspaces rows/columns Easily add or remove virtual desktops or workspaces with a Unity icon/quicklist, an option sourly missed in Ubuntu currently. Only option seems to be going into gconf-editor and changing them manually. Ideally this would make it's way into the Workspace Switcher. It relies on a script to pull in the current ...


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Chromium Quicklist Copy the Chromium launcher to your home directory, in Terminal paste the following: cp /usr/share/applications/chromium-browser.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open this file for editing: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/chromium-browser.desktop Highlight and copy the text below, then paste it at the bottom of the file. ...


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Custom launchers for terminal applications can be used, which can be very useful for applications such as irssi and mutt. The thing to remember is that you’ll want to specify a different window manager class for the terminal using the --class argument, otherwise after you start your application via the Launcher, it will show up with all your other ...


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Filezilla FTP Quicklist Quickly access your favourite FTP servers with from the Filezilla launcher. There is two options of making a FileZille quicklist. You can link to sites in the Site Manager (the safe option); or you can enter connection info directly in the .desktop file (the option without the Site Manager). Link to Site Manager (the safe option) ...


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Gedit Quicklist Copy 'Gedit' launcher file to your home directory using Terminal cp /usr/share/applications/gedit.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open the file for editing in gedit : gedit ~/.local/share/applications/gedit.desktop Add this text to the bottom of the file and replace the <username> text to match your home folder username then ...


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LAMP Quicklist Open a new file: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/lamp.desktop Copy the text below [Desktop Entry] Name=LAMP GenericName=LAMP X-GNOME-FullName=LAMP Comment=Open services of your LAMP server Exec=gksu service apache2 start && gksu service mysql start Icon=emblem-web Terminal=false Type=Application StartupNotify=true ...


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Rhythmbox Quicklist Copy the Rhythmbox launcher to your home directory, in Terminal paste the following: cp /usr/share/applications/rhythmbox.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open this file for editing: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/rhythmbox.desktop Highlight and copy the text below, then paste it at the bottom of the file: ...


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ubuntu 11.10 Copy 'Home Folder' launcher file to your home directory: cp /usr/share/applications/nautilus-home.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open the file for editing in gedit: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/nautilus-home.desktop copy of mine below: [Desktop Entry] Name=Home Folder Comment=Open your personal folder TryExec=nautilus ...


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Google Chrome Quicklist Copy the Google Chrome launcher to your home directory, in Terminal paste the following: cp /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open this file for editing: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop Highlight and copy the text below, then paste it at the bottom of the file. ...


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Thunderbird Quicklist Copy the launcher file to your home directory: cp /usr/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop Open the file with Text Editor gedit ~/.local/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop Add the text at the bottom of the file and save it. ...


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Mines Quicklist Quickly launch new games of Mine from the launcher. Copy the Mines launcher to your home directory, in Terminal paste the following: cp /usr/share/applications/gnomine.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open this file for editing: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/gnomine.desktop Highlight and copy the text below, then paste it at ...


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Déjà Dup Quicklist Copy Déjà Dup launcher file to your home directory with Terminal: cp /usr/share/applications/deja-dup.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open the file for editing in Text Editor: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/deja-dup.desktop Add this text to the bottom of the file, then close and save: X-Ayatana-Desktop-Shortcuts=BackupNow; ...


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Ubuntu One Quicklist Connect to the server, disconnect from the server and stop the Ubuntu One syncdaemon quickly. Copy the original Ubuntu One Control Panel icon to your home directory for editing: cp /usr/share/applications/ubuntuone-control-panel-gtk.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/ Open the file for editing with gedit: gedit ...


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Opera Quicklist Copy your original .desktop file into your home directory for editing: cp /usr/share/applications/opera-browser.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open terminal and enter the following: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/opera-browser.desktop At the bottom of the file, add the following lines, then save and close: ...


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Transmission Quicklist Copy the global transmission-gtk.desktop file to your home directory: cp /usr/share/applications/transmission-gtk.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Edit the file: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/transmission-gtk.desktop Paste the following code to the bottom of the file: X-Ayatana-Desktop-Shortcuts=Pause All;Start All; ...


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Firefox Quicklist Alternative Puts a list of your favourite websites in the Firefox Quicklist. Copy firefox.desktop to home. cp /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open for editing gedit ~/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop Add to the bottom, edit the websites to your favorites ...


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Gnome-Terminal Quicklist (auto-update from ssh config) Here is a small shell script that updates your Gnome-Terminal-Quicklist with all your server entries in your ~/.ssh/config file. No manual manipulation is required. It reads your ~/.ssh/config file and creates the menu items from it. It also adds the "Root Terminal" menu entry. Copy the script ...


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In order to achieve that.. you should edit the Nautilus source code and the nautilus.desktop file. NOTE: In this example I'm running ubuntu 13.04 with nautilus (files) 3.6.3. You can test this in a virtual machine to see if everything is OK. 1) Make sure you have enable the Source code repository Open the Ubuntu Software Center In the Menu Bar choose ...


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Custom Scripts Quicklist with GUI Create Quicklist launcher for your scripts. Embedded GUI with automatic and manual option for adding entries. The automatic option can only add, with the manual you can modify the file directly. 1. Create custom .desktop file for launcher gedit ~/.local/share/applications/my_scripts.desktop 2. Paste the following code ...


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Opera Launcher & Quicklist (Part 2) Tab counter The total number of tabs you have open appears on the Launcher icon and is updated in real time as you open and close tabs; Urgency When Opera is not in focus and a new tab is opened, the Opera icon in the Launcher now enters urgency mode and wiggles once; Quicklist With (at the moment) limited support ...



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