Is there a places menu in Unity, similar to the one in the old gnome interface? I really liked having such quick access to remote shares.
[Edit]Apparently the places menu still exists, but they've buried it pretty well!
Since I didn't want to have to kick back to the desktop to access my places menu (I use my external shares pretty often), I added a Home Icon quicklist as outlined in What Custom Launchers and Unity Quicklists are available? to create, but added entries to my normal remote shares like so:
[Passport Shortcut Group] Name=MyPassport External Exec=nautilus smb://readyshare/mypassport/
Update Feb/24/2017: The indicator now has option to pin links and open in default web browser (the one that is symlinked to
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and newer
Newer versions of Ubuntu do not have Places menu in the panel, however, there exists a set of indicators that can do the job. I've written Files Indicator, which originally was intended to display recent files only but now also incorporates Places menu. It displays user's standard folders as well as allows bookmarking/pinning your own directories.
The indicator is available from my personal PPA as well as GitHub. Use the following steps to obtain it:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:1047481448-2/sergkolo sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install files-indicator