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Dose anyone know how to make application folders like the utilities folder. It's because I have a lot of apps and want to group them by topic.

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  1. Run Ubuntu/GNOME Software

  2. Go to Installed tab and click in right-top corner button with "tick" icon.
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  3. Select application to group in folder.

  4. Click in left-bottom corner button Add to Folder....
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  5. Type name of new folder...

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You can do this using a GNOME shell extension called "Appfolders Management extension".

It's

An easy way to manage "appfolders" (folders in the applications view) directly from the applications view.

Right click on an app icon and you'll get the options:

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Alternatively you may use an application called GNOME App Folders Manager for the same purpose.

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It is possible with terminal.

I want to create a app folder named AV and I want my audio and video apps in it.

gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.app-folders folder-children

Example:

$ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.app-folders folder-children
['Utilities', 'Sundry', 'YaST']
  1. Adding new entry "AV":

    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.app-folders folder-children "['Utilities', 'Sundry', 'YaST', 'AV']"
    

    Example:

    $ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.app-folders folder-children "['Utilities', 'Sundry', 'YaST', 'AV']"
    $ 
    
  2. Putting .desktop files in AV folder:

    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.app-folders.folder:/org/gnome/desktop/app-folders/folders/AV/ apps "['audacious.desktop', 'mpv.desktop']"
    

    Example:

    $ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.app-folders.folder:/org/gnome/desktop/app-folders/folders/AV/ apps "['audacious.desktop', 'mpv.desktop']"
    $ 
    

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    It created a folder with required apps without any folder name.

  3. Giving required name to the folder:

    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.app-folders.folder:/org/gnome/desktop/app-folders/folders/AV/ name 'myAV'
    

    Example:

    $ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.app-folders.folder:/org/gnome/desktop/app-folders/folders/AV/ name 'myAV'
    $ 
    

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    *You can rename the folder name at anytime

    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.app-folders.folder:/org/gnome/desktop/app-folders/folders/AV/ name 'myAVfav'
    

    Example:

    $ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.app-folders.folder:/org/gnome/desktop/app-folders/folders/AV/ name 'myAVfav'
    $ 
    

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  4. Removing the created folder in future (or you can say go back to default):

    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.app-folders folder-children "['Utilities', 'Sundry', 'YaST']"
    

    Example:

    $ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.app-folders folder-children "['Utilities', 'Sundry', 'YaST']"
    $ 
    

Source: https://developer.gnome.org/AppFolders/

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    This is a very detailed and perfect explanation, and it works like a charm. Thank you so much! – Cebiş Mellim Dec 9 '18 at 18:36

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