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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 --sm-client-...


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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 ~/.local/share/applications/ubuntu-...


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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 line:...


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In order to achieve that.. you should edit the Nautilus source code and the nautilus.desktop file or using another file manager that allows this, such as nemo. 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 ...


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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 Icon=chrome-...


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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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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. X-Ayatana-Desktop-...


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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; StartupNotify=...


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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. X-...


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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 Exec=...


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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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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: X-Ayatana-Desktop-...


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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 X-Ayatana-...


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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. X-Ayatana-Desktop-Shortcuts=Compose;AddressBook;...


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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. X-...


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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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There are two ways: Dynamically You can add a shortcut to a folder by browsing (in nautilus) into the folder you want to add, and choose "add bookmark" from the bookmark menu. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+D. Bookmarks you created this way are added automatically to the Files icon in the launcher, in the top section (Nautilus adds these shortcuts to ...


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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: X-Ayatana-Desktop-...


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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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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 ~/.local/share/...


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You can use wmctrl. Basics commands: wmctrl -d to show all of your workspaces. wmctrl -s <workspace_name> to change to a specific workspace. If you are using Compiz, you will have to do a trick because Compiz "workspaces" are actually Viewports of a single Workspace. Trick Instructions Check the output of wmctrl -d For example, mine is: ...


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Excellent question. The cause Normally, when starting GUI applications from the Unity Launcher, the launcher waits for a window to appear. While waiting, it shows the "spinning wheel". It won't wait forever however; after about 20 seconds, the launcher assumes the window won't appear and gives up waiting. 1. The main command of an application's launcher ...


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If you got a URL, just open it using the default web browser: ... X-Ayatana-Desktop-Shortcuts=Compose [Compose Shortcut Group] Name=Compose Mail Exec=xdg-open 'https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#compose' TargetEnvironment=Unity Or if you like to use a different browser, e.g. Chromium: Exec=chromium-browser 'https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#compose'...



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