I know that ubuntu 13.04 doesn't have a "Computer" icon for Desktop anymore,isn't there a way to make a shortcut for it tough? Googled a few days back and I know I saw a tutorial somewhere but I cannot find it anymore?
Can someone help me?
I just tried Ubuntu Tweak, and it sure doesn't work. So I found this site, so I tried, and it works.
Note: after you do the command
killall nautilus start it by typing
sudo nautilus. After the window opens go ahead close it, and then close terminal. That's what I had to do.
You can create a new .desktop file. Let's call it
Now, use Gedit or some editor and enter the following in the file:
[Desktop Entry] Name=Computer Comment=Access and organize files Keywords=folder;manager;explore;disk;filesystem; Exec=nautilus --new-window / Icon=system Terminal=false Type=Application StartupNotify=true OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity; Categories=GNOME;GTK;Utility; MimeType=inode/directory;application/x-gnome-saved-search; Actions=Window;
Save the file. Now right click on the file, choose
Check the box to
Allow executing the file as a program. And you have yourself a launcher for Computer.
If you want to change the location where the window starts, just change the
/ on line to the location where you want it to open.
1.Open Unity (press super key.i.e. key having windows logo)
2.Make it smaller.i.e. exit full screen mode
3.search for files
4.Select the file icon and drag it to desktop
5.Open Text Editor(search for Text Editor in unity)
6.In Text Editor Click open and navigate to desktop
7.Select nautilus.desktop and open it.
8.Now just change Name to Computer from files and change the icon to system from system-file-manager
9.Save it and exit.
Now you have a computer icon on Desktop
Tried it in Ubuntu 13.04 not sure for other versions
Yes, if you need classic menu in Unity you can use classic menu indicator applet, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens run the commands below:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:diesch/testing sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install classicmenu-indicator
Else you can open application via unity dash:
For Computer Icon
To show the Computer icon run the following command
gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop computer-icon-visible true
To hide the Computer icon run the following command
gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop computer-icon-visible false
Run this in Terminal