Ubuntu :: Custom Launchers On Nautilus Toolbar?

Apr 16, 2011

i have a question about customising the toolbar in the file explorer, which i think is called nautilus. i was able to add a few buttons by hacking about in /usr/share/nautilus/ui/nautilus-navigation-window-ui.xml ..but they were already defined actions. what i would really like to add is custom launchers. i have whipped up a python script that will foo and bar a glob of files in a directory, which i can pass as an argument to the script, and i would like this to be a toolbar button so i can just click an icon up there. so the launcher would need to know what directory is open in the tab which is in focus, or alternatively be able to launch from that directory as current working directory and then i can dig out the path in python. a keyboard shortcut for the launcher would be nice too

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Ubuntu :: New Launchers In Unity - Nautilus Icon - Group The Launchers?

May 2, 2011

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 and this is my first experience with Unity. I have managed to create launchers in .local/share/applications and drag them to the launcher to add desired shortcuts. Here are two questions I have:

1) I am adding many shortcuts to various directories I frequently use; the shortcut's have commands like nautilus /home/user/some/dir. Despite the fact that I change their icons, when I drag them to the launcher they all use the Nautilus icon. Is there a way to fix this?

2) Is there a way to group the launchers? For example, having a group for office applications, and a group for directory launchers?

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Ubuntu :: Move Nautilus Location Bar In Nautilus Up By Toolbar?

Apr 11, 2010

Does anyone know how I can move the location bar in nautilus up by the toolbar, as shown by this pic:

I'd rather not have to download the source of nautilus and edit the code / compile it myself.

By the way, a guy on Ubuntu Forums thought this was a mockup. It's not. It's the regular version of Nautilus, only I removed some toolbar buttons through the /usr/share/nautilus/ui xml files.

I just want the location bar next to the toolbar to conserve screen space, and be a bit more like Finder.

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Fedora :: Gnome3 Custom Application Launchers

May 25, 2011

I am running Fedora 15 and Gnome 3, most of which I like and is working. However I can't seem to add a custom launcher or if I install a application and the .desktop file is created and placed in ~/.local/share/applications the application is not appearing in the search for that application. How do I add a custom application to the list of applications installed?

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Fedora :: F11 Custom Panel Launchers Lost After Upgrade?

Jul 15, 2009

I recently installed F11 and customised the gnome panel with various custom application launchers. After the latest upgrade all my custom launchers have disappeared, the only ones left are firefox and thunderbird.

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Fedora :: Putting Custom Xterms On Toolbar?

Nov 19, 2010

I switched to fedora to learn. I also purchased several vps (virtual private servers) so I could hack away and not destroy my pc. well I would like to do the following...let me call one server A and the other server B

Put to terminals on my top panel. when I click on A I will automatically via ssh be taken to the server A online and when I click on B (the second xterm icon) I would like to be taken to vps B. Ideally I would also like to bypass my password and just go in a root to both as again these are just things I got to learn on.. I don't know where to start but it sure seems like something that would be possible. Of course I don't care if I am clicking on the terminal icon or a program that just launches the appropriate terminal..

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Ubuntu :: 9.10 - Any Way To Unhide Menu Toolbar In Nautilus

Mar 15, 2010

I just recently installed Nautilus, or upgraded, from whatever was pre-installed with Ubuntu 9.10. I accidentally clicked Hide Menu toolbar, which apparently in this, there's no way to unhide it. The only thing showing now is the Sidebar, and I don't know how to get any of the toolbars back. [URL]

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Ubuntu :: 10.10 Nautilus Elementary Toolbar Editor Gone?

Oct 11, 2010

upgrade was flawless 'cept for this one glitch.

ppa w/in software sources is updated and responding properly,

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Ubuntu :: Icons In Dropdowns And Customizing Nautilus Toolbar?

May 5, 2010

Not sure if this is just GNOME 2.30 removing customization ability, but I can't find how to add icons to the menu dropdowns and customize the nautilus toolbar (put text below buttons, etc) in Lucid. Is this function still there?

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Ubuntu :: Remove Text From The Nautilus Main Toolbar?

Aug 8, 2010

Is it possible to remove text from the Nautilus main toolbar? I would like to see the buttons only, with no words such as "Back" and "Forward".

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Ubuntu :: Adding Entry In Nautilus Toolbar To Arrange Files

Mar 11, 2011

I want to add an entry in nautilus toolbar to sort files. Same kind of entry presented in the right click "Arrange items". I have checked nautilus-actions, but don't know what are the commands, and i want the entry look like view options already available in nautilus toolbar.

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Ubuntu :: Nautilus Toolbar "open Terminal Shortcut"

Oct 13, 2010

I want to know, how to make a shortcut of "open terminal" in the nautilus toolbar. I have installed "nautilus open terminal", there is option for opening terminal in right click menu and file tab in menu bar. But i want the shortcut to be in toolbar. I tried to edit "/usr/share/nautilus/ui/nautilus-navigation-window-ui.xml" file, but i don't know the action name, i could not add that shortcut.

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Ubuntu :: Locked Toolbar - New Position For The Toolbar That Sits At The Top Of The Screen

Mar 30, 2011

I have been working for the last three months with Ubuntu 10 on a destop. Doing just fine and loving it. I decided to try a new position for the toolbar that sits at the top of the screen. I did a right click and moved it to the right side of the scree, didn't like the look of that. Right click on the bar and moved it to the left, didn't like that either, so moved it to the bottom. having done all that I thought I could put it back at the top but alas, I can not right click on the Toolbar.

It seems as though the two bars are fighting each other at the bottom of the screen.I would like to go back to the default position at the top of the screen. I do have a terminal window available to me on the desktop so if I could find out the command line to type in, I should be able to reset my tool bar. Being new I have no idea what this command would be.

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Ubuntu :: Custom List In Tree View Mode In Nautilus

Jul 18, 2010

So I've been trying to get my windows C: and D: partitions (mounted to /windows/C and /windows/D respectively) to show along side "Filesystem" and "Home Folder" in tree view on the left panel in Nautilus.

I know I can drag and drop any folder under the Places view mode, but I never use Places and prefer Tree view mode.

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Ubuntu :: Possibility To Have Custom Background/emblem In List View Of Nautilus?

Aug 25, 2010

I'm just curious as to if anybody has figured out a way to hack the ability to add a background and/or pattern for Nautilus while in List view. As it stands now, it won't work while in List view. Sadly, that's the only view I ever use, and so I always have the boring white background. I would love a brushed metal look or something.

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Fedora Installation :: Erratic Install Results W/initrd - Custom Spins With Custom Drivers - Modules?

Dec 28, 2009

Just spent three whole days barking up the wrong tree, solving Fedora 11 and Fedora 12 boot failures because the correct hypothesis was illogical: installation did not update/modify the initrd.

The first couple of times I installed Fedora 11 on the HighPoint Technologies RocketRaid 2640x4, the installation inserted my "custom" driver module (rr26xx) into the initrd, permanently, so that the system booted off the controller card for which the custom driver was inserted. (I yelled about this success in this thread: [url]

My most recent installs of BOTH F11 and F12 on the RocketRaid failed to properly set up the boot. It turns out that the "rr2640" module I "slipstreamed" into the installation process was *NOT* permanently added to the initrd by anaconda. (F12 gave me "no root device found boot has failed, sleeping forever", on boot; F11 hung also, without such error, I presume, during the init script execution). Because of limited resources and time, I only know for sure the module was missing from the F11 initrd, and am ASSUMING the same was the case with F12.

The only difference between the successful installs and the ones with failed boot is that the successful installs were made on a single-drive (JBOD) mode on the controller; whereas, the failed ones were placed on RAID 5. But, AFAIK, the created logical device for the card is "/dev/sda", in both cases, and the kernel can not distinguish between the two cases (or can it?). Thus, the inconsistency cost me a lot of time, and is still inexplicable to me.

Question: What is the best way to deal with custom drivers, today? There are custom spins, and many tools, like isomaster. Stupid question: Is there a way to modify the initrd inside an installer ISO -- be it for CD/DVD/USBboot drive -- beefing the init RAM disk with whatever modules you'd like, for the boot process (using, say, isomaster)?

And what makes anaconda understand that a module must be added to the initrd ? How can one force anaconda to do so?

How does moving to dracut as the initrd tool affect any/all of the above?

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Ubuntu :: Get Desktop Launchers Back?

Jan 12, 2010

For My Computer, Home and Trash.

And can I get them back?

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Ubuntu :: How To Configure Unity App Launchers

May 3, 2011

Anyone know how to configure the launcher for an app in unity? In Gnome, you could just right-click the icon, select properties and go to town. In Unity, all right-click gets you is (for example):Terminal Keep In Launcher Quit

I'd like to change the geometry for new terminal windows.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Place Certain App Launchers In Dock

May 15, 2011

Some app launchers can't be placed in the dock. The ones i have trouble with are the three games from Humble Frozenbyte Bundle, namely Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds Survivor and Trine. Their launcher icons look fine on dash, but when i start dragging them and the dash disappears, the icon turns into a question mark. Items on dock make room for the question mark icon, but after dropping it, it disappears and the dock icons return to where they were.

I guess there's something non-standard about the launchers. The games are installed under my home folder, and the game icons are xpm files in the game folder, like /home/veepee/.trine/Trine.xpm for example. The executables are in the same folder, like /home/veepee/.trine/trine-bin.

Too bad the print screen key doesn't take screenshots when the dash is up. What's up with that anyway?

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Ubuntu :: DockbarX/XFapplet Won't Pin Launchers?

Sep 1, 2011

I decided to try DockbarX in XFCE to see how it worked compared to Talika. It runs a bit smoother, and looks a lot better, the only problem is, I can't pin any open programs to my dock. If I click "pin application" and then close the window, the icon disappears as if I never pinned it. This has happened with every program I've tried. I've also tried running it as a stand-alone dock, and while I can pin programs that way, the dock itself likes to move around on its own. I am using the version from the WebUpd8 repos, which is version 0.46.

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Mar 26, 2010

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Ubuntu :: Desktop - No Launchers Present, Right Click Does Nothing?

May 29, 2010

OS: LucidSymptoms: Launchers are in Desktop folder, but they are not on the desktop. Also, when I "right click" on desktop, nothing happens (no pop up menus). Attempts to add new launchers to desktop (via "add launcher to desktop" or "click-n-drag") are notsuccessful.Symptoms the same on both monitors.Possible Cause: I just completed a problematic install of 2nd monitor (NVidia X Server). Currently running in TwinView. After install was completed I noticed launchers were missing.Info: Desktop folder is owned (RW) & group (R) to my user, execute is enabled, and Others is R, as are all files in folder.

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Ubuntu :: Restore Minimized Applications With Launchers?

Jul 17, 2010

i'd like to be able to restore minimized applications by clicking on their launchers like you can do when you have awn or dockey installed. but i'd rather not install awn or dockey since this is the only feature i want from them that the gnome panel doesn't already provide.

i found this thread:


which is from 2007. apparently a small application, "launcher-restore", was written to give program launchers the functionality i'm talking about--but that program is gone now--the attached deb file doesn't work at all.

so is there some other program that will do this now, a newer version of launcher-restore, or some even simpler way of setting things up the way i want them?

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Ubuntu :: Wineprefix Command Won't Run From Launchers - Just Terminal

Jul 25, 2010

I've been happily playing League of Legends, but recently, I've only been able to open it from the terminal. I can run it without WINEPREFIX, like this: Code: wine-1.2-rc7 "/home/peter/.wine-1.2-rc7/drive_c/Program Files/League of Legends/lol.launcher.exe"

However, when I try to add the WINEPREFIX nothing opens. But this command works great in the terminal: Code: WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-1.2-rc7 wine-1.2-rc7 "C:/Program Files/League of Legends/lol.launcher.exe" When I even tried doing "run in terminal" option for taskbar launchers nothing pops up except an empty terminal and an error: "There was an error creating the child process for this terminal."

Not really sure that this is a wine problem or a problem associated with WINEPREFIX, but it was working fine a few days ago, and I've completely reinstalled the .wine-1.2-rc7 directory to no avail.

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Ubuntu :: Remove Built-in Unity Launchers?

Oct 24, 2010

I would like to remove the launchers for trash and files & folders from unity. I prefer to just have a launcher for nautilus.

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Apr 21, 2011

I'm currently using Unity 0.2.46 on Ubuntu 10.10. Installed from a ppa. The only way I have found to add an application launcher to the panel is to actually launch the app, then right click it's icon on the panel and click "Keep in Launcher". This is great but I've noticed at least one of my applications (Mumble) doesn't give me that option. Is there an alternative method? (see screenshot for example)

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Ubuntu :: Sabayon User Manager Launchers Not Trusted?

Jan 30, 2010

I'm working on setting up a computer lab for my kids' school, and am planning to use Ubuntu LTSP and Sabayon User Manager to lock things down.

When I edit a profile in Sabayon, and create the default desktop icons I'd like them to have (Firefox for example), when the user logs in the icon is generic and when clicked says:

"The application launcher Firefox.desktop is not marked as trusted. If this application launchers source is unknown to you then it may be unsafe to launch."

If I click "Mark as Trusted", the Firefox icon pops up and all is well. However whenever a new user logs in, they have to go through this process and I'm worried it may confuse them.

Why are application launchers created by Sabayon not trusted by my LTSP users?

Ubuntu 9.10 by the way.

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Jan 27, 2011

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Launchers indicators only work when I check the "Mix launchers and applications" box under behaviour/taskbar menu option. I already set the class of the launchers with the "grab" button in the "modify launcher menu"

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Ubuntu :: Synaptic - Apt - Not Placing Correct Command On Launchers ?

May 21, 2011

After a recent update on my Xubuntu 11.04 any new applications I install don't sym-link correctly.

For example if I install a game, we'll call it "game", normally you could just type


In terminal which is the same command assigned to the launchers in menu. Now that fails and the only way to launch is with full path e.g.


I'm not sure what changed because applications were installing and launching correctly until now.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Unity Launchers / Removing Top Panel?

Jun 7, 2011

Dont know the commands for the time & date and the on/off button, so I cant create launchers for the desktop to transfer to unity? how to delete the top panel in 11.04 ? I m trying to get everything down one side and delete all the panels as I had awn or cairo menu in 10.10. Also I cant move some launchers in unity-tomboy note will move but it always goes back to where it was and bin and workspace switcher wont move at all.

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