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Edit "Places" in main menu, Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome Classic

When I left-click on the "Main Menu" icon on my control panel (if that's what we call it) it pulls up a menu with sub-menus for "System Tools" etc. but also one called "Places&...
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application menu and places menu are not showing in ubuntu 18.04

I have recently dual booted Ubuntu. Realized sometime ago that there should be an application menu and places menu. I did all I could to solve the problem using gnome-tweaks. I also referred to this ...
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How to add my Data Drive to the Nautilus sidebar

Almost all my data is stored on my Data Drive (/dev/sda1) I moved my Documents and Music folders and so on to this drive. Now I want to add it to the Nautilus (1:3.26.4-0) sidebar in Ubuntu 18.04. It ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Places menu failure

Running Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME flashback. Top panel shows (from left) "Applications Places…". Click on "Places" displays a drop-down menu starting "Home", "Desktop", "Documents", etc. Clicking on ...
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Why it is impossible to type location in Ubuntu's "Time & Date" in Cyrillic script?

Why is it impossible to type (or find) the Russian city's name (e.g.: Moscow, Yekaterinburg) in All Settings > Time & Date > Clock > Choose Locations of Ubuntu 14.04.5 using Cyrillic ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Dropdown "places" menu in gnome-session-flashback "Computer" does not work?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 gnome-session-flashback compiz. When in top panel I go to Places>Computer and click on File System nothing happens. What to do?
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Hard Drive does not appear in 'places'

My hard drive is mounted but does not appear in 'places' or in 'save as'. How do I find it to save a file? See my comment below for result of lsblk. Sorry I can't do a better paste. Samsung drive ...
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Disable automatic shortcut creation for network mounts

I just wrote a script that searches for every samba device in a network and mounts all shares it can find on those devices. It works just fine, but my launcher sidebar became quite unusable. I know I ...
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Is there a "Places" menu for Ubuntu Unity?

I'd like to know if it's possible to put a "Places" tab in the upper menu of Ubuntu, such as CentOS, Debian, etc. Thanks
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Is there a way to add to the "Recently Used" list (that appears in file dialogs) from the command-line?

I have certain scripts that create files (often from keyboard shortcuts) and I would like to have the files they create appear in the "Recently Used" section of file open dialogs. Is there a way to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, Folder 'Places' pointing to extended partition

Before anything please excuse my wording if I refer to something in the wrong way (newbie). I installed ubuntu 14.04 first and then alongside I installed Biolinux 8, when asked for the partition I ...
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Some open file dialogs don't see other partitions

I tried to get some photos from my second internal HDD (native SATA at Chipset) to Wallch. But I don't see any of my internal and external HDDs in the open dialog's left pane (Places), except for the ...
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How do I sync KDE 5 places (folder bookmarks) to GTK 3?

I'm using KDE 5 (plasma). How do I sync the folder bookmarks i made using Dolphin to GTK 3 applications such as Thunar?
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Additional variables for "Places" dirs?

I know that I can edit ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file to modify the locations of the various directories in nautilus' "places" list. I've even found that I can remove items from the list. Are there any ...
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Bookmarks, Places nautilus sidebar position Ubuntu 14.04

12.04 shows my bookmarks at the top of the side panel. After upgrading to 14.04 it shows Places, Devices, Bookmarks, Network. Is there any way to move Bookmarks top of the side panel or set position ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Add links to places in menu

I would like to add custom links to the places window on the top of the left pane in every nautilus window. I found solutions that suggest to just drag and drop it over the left pane, but that does ...
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How to move downloads folder from bookmarks to places?

I cant move the downloads folder from bookmarks to places in 14.04. I did some mistakes and first I lost the downloads folder. Now I cant move it into the places. Does anybody have an idea?
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How can I add a dropbox folder option under my "Places" in Nautilus

Like windows, when you download dropbox it places a folder in the library list. I'm wondering if I'm able to similarly add dropbox under "Places". Thank you in advance for your help.
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Custom folder locations for Java & wine programs

I have customised the default folder locations for Documents, Downloads, Pictures, etc by modifying the ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs. I use a separate NTFS partition to be able to use the same folders on ...
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How can I create a separate data partition?

The home partition holds all user data and settings. When backing up my home partition it contains a lot of data (the settings) I don't need. So I thought I could create a separate data partition and ...
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How to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the "Places" menu of Ubuntu 13.04 "Files" application?

I can't seem to find a way to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the "Places" menu in the most recent "Files" application of Ubuntu 13.04. The procedures used with "Nautilus" in the previous ...
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Add custom folder shortcuts to places list

Is there a way to add a folder to the computer list on my menu? I would like to add workbench. I don't want to add it as a bookmark. I want it to appear in the same list as everything else.
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How to remove items from Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6? [duplicate]

I am attempting to remove bookmarks from the Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6. Specifically, I would like to remove the "Pictures" item. I have found answers for older versions in which one can remove ...
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Where is "places" in 12.04?

I moved from 10.04 to 12.04 tonight and I'm lost. I can't find partitions of drives. I installed the classicmenu indicator but that doesn't have a "places" option on it. Where is everything? I ...
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Is it possible to reorder my places in Nautilus?

I just upgraded to the latest LTS, and now I'm setting things up for the next couple of years. I know this is petty: is it possible to reorder my Places in this new Nautilus? I am used to File ...
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Edit Places in Gnome3 [closed]

EDIT: This is a bug, read @jason's answer I try to customize the Places panel in Gnome3, but both move and remove options are grayed out. Also, I want to add folders to Places (NOT as bookmarks), but ...
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Nautilus bookmarks not showing in "Places"

I have set some bookmarks from Nautilus (Bookmarks / Add bookmark), and this get showed under Bookmarks menu, but doesn't show under "Places" menu. Some idea?
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How do I remove default "Places" in Nautilus 3.5? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove bookmarks from the Nautilus sidebar? Is there a way to remove default "Places" (like Documents, Music, Pictures etc) in Nautilus in Ubuntu 12.10? Option "remove"...
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places dropdown>network>ftp= opens in firefox not nautilius

ubuntu 10.10 user upgraded to 12.04 LTS. Gnome 3.2.1 with fallback experience. opening a FTP (not ssh or sftp, just FTP) from places drop down will open ftp in firefox (which isn't even the default ...
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Remove "computer" and "network" categories from Nautilus sidebar (ubuntu 12.04 running Cinnamon 1.4)

I am wondering if it is possibly to completely remove the "computer" and "network" categories from Nautilus sidebar. I would like to do this because the locations that fall under them cannot be edited ...
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Xubuntu 12.04: replace Thunar with Nautilus in Places plugin

I want to replace Thunar with Nautilus (because Nautilus has internal file search panel and Thunar doesn't) I've read this question but unfortunately it doesn't work with Places xfce plugin: when I ...
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Is there a way to completely remove "recently used" from open and save dialogs?

I never use Recently Used file lists; I have a filing system so I know where I want to open and save files. I've read this question: Can I stop apps from selecting "Recently Used" by ...
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Nautilus won't open

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 64bit. I can't get Nautilus to open anything from the Places menu or a folder on my desktop. What I can do for a folder on my desktop is right click, open with other ...
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Nautilus menus empty

exact same issue as closed issue: https://askubuntu.com/questions/64464/empty-nautilus-menus I have a nautilus window open and when I go to file, edit, view, go, bookmarks, or help, there is nothing ...
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How can I change Places under 'Computer' in Nautilus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove the Nautilus bookmarks? in nautilus side pane (places view), you have the sections 'Bookmarks', 'Computer' and 'Network'. I cant rename or remove any entries in '...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle Tree view / Places View?

I find both the Tree view and the Places view useful. Changing from one view to the other is not fast because one have to go into the appearance menu. It's even slower with Oneiric because this menu ...
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Places menu in Unity [duplicate]

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.
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How to customize "Places" menu

I want to add a Public folder at here. -The Public folder exists in ~/Public as default. How can I do?
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Remove unwanted Mount option from Places Menu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I hide CIFS volumes in the Places menu? On Ubuntu 10.10, I added a CIFS network share into /etc/fstab using /media/pub as my mount point. The share becomes visible on ...
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Two Ubuntu One shortcuts in Places menu [closed]

After updating Ubuntu One, I'm stuck with 2 shortcuts to Ubuntu One in my Places menu. How can I remove it?
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Bookmarks in Places menu now open in Firefox instead of nautilus

Fresh install 10.10 all my bookmarks mainly ftp and ssh bookmarks open firefox and show a web based file browser instead of spawning a nautilus window. have no idea what caused this never seen this ...
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File not found in places menu

When I go to the Places menu and click on home or any other folder except Network, I get Error File not found popup box. I can open these folder from short cuts on the desktop and they work fine. I ...
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How to organize the nautilus bookmarks in the "Places" panel applet?

There seems to be no configuration dialog for the Places menu in the panel. Yes, I know how to add, remove or change the order of the bookmarks in nautilus. But I want to use folders and subfolders ...
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How can I edit the gnome-panel "Places" menu?

How can I edit the gnome-panel "Places" menu? (I have the same SSH server showing twice and it's annoying.) Edit: More precisely, how can I remove the servers I added through "Places / Connect to ...
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How can I add a separator to the Place sidebar in nautilus?

I'd like to drag a few more folders to the places sidebar in nautilus, but want to group these new ones separately to the default folders (like Dropbox, Downloads and Documents). Is there a way to add ...
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