I removed all gnome panels and have created a beautiful desktop using "Docky" and "Slingshot" only. It sounds stupid but I'm a neat freak and panels in classic and Unity just didn't do it for me. I do not have access to my system settings, however. Is there a way I can add a real quick shortcut to the desktop so I can open it and pin to Docky?

  • Please mark an answer as accepted if this is the case. Commented Oct 16, 2011 at 5:17

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You can create a .desktop file or simple bash script that runs gnome-control-center. Either that or you can drag and drop that launcher from Slingshot.


If you're using Elementary, then the simplest way I can tell you would be to open the terminal with ctrl+alt+t, then type gnome-control-center. After it's launched, right click the icon for it in Docky and choose "Pin to Dock".

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