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Add Desktop folder to Shortcuts add-on?
Lunatico English 17

Lunatico, Thursday 11 April 2013 à 17:05 | Quote


Subscription date : 02 September 2012
Messages : 38
Hello,

Is there a way to add Desktop to the Shortcuts add-on?

Is there a reason why it is not there?

Thanks you!

fabounet, Sunday 14 April 2013 à 16:22 | Quote


Subscription date : 30 November 2007
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sure, simply drag and drop the "Desktop" folder onto the Shortcuts applet

Lunatico, Monday 15 April 2013 à 10:34 | Quote


Subscription date : 02 September 2012
Messages : 38
fabounet :
sure, simply drag and drop the "Desktop" folder onto the Shortcuts applet


Thanks! I didn't knowthat and yes it works. However, it creates an actual new "Desktop" entry on my system-wide's bookmarks, which means I end up with two "Desktop" entries on Nemo/Nautilus.
http://glx-dock.org/mc_element.php?a=3&e=520

(I couldn't figure out how to insert an image here so here's the link: http://glx-dock.org/mc_element.php?a=3&e=520)

If the add-on shows Home and File System (which are Computer elements) on the top line I would also expect it to show Desktop. Any way I can add it there?

I tried using the "Folders" add-on but I noticed it doesn't update it's contents in real-time so that's not good for what I need.

Thanks!

fabounet, Monday 15 April 2013 à 20:52 | Quote


Subscription date : 30 November 2007
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ok, personnaly, I think that Home is a relevant item by default, but Desktop not that much
indeed, you usually access this folder by switching to another workspace, or hiding the windows (that's the whole point of this Desktop folder, otherwise you could just use any other regular folder).
so there is little advantage in having it in the Bookmarks
now, for me Nautilus doesn't show the Desktop by default (it show trash, home, file system, plus the usual Video/Images/etc folders) (I'm on Ubuntu 12.10)
maybe there is a way to configure Nautilus to not show the Desktop entry twice ?

Lunatico, Tuesday 16 April 2013 à 09:52 | Quote


Subscription date : 02 September 2012
Messages : 38
fabounet :
ok, personnaly, I think that Home is a relevant item by default, but Desktop not that much
indeed, you usually access this folder by switching to another workspace, or hiding the windows (that's the whole point of this Desktop folder, otherwise you could just use any other regular folder).
so there is little advantage in having it in the Bookmarks
now, for me Nautilus doesn't show the Desktop by default (it show trash, home, file system, plus the usual Video/Images/etc folders) (I'm on Ubuntu 12.10)
maybe there is a way to configure Nautilus to not show the Desktop entry twice ?


Ok I can see your point and I don't disagree with it. It's just a matter of preferences I suppose... Now I see what's going on here... I'm on Linux Mint 14 which uses Nemo by default. First thing to note it's how different the left panel is between Nautilus and Nemo, in essence it's the same, it's divided into Bookmarks and Computer sections. But on Nautilus under Shortcuts it really shows only user created shortcuts where as in Nemo it shows a lot more and under Computer it only shows Home, Desktop, File System and Trash.

This is not a big deal and I can live with it... I just wanted to ask the question to see if I could add it through a config file somehow but now I understand it just reads and displays whatever the OS has bookmarked.

BTW, I still don't know what's the proper way to paste images inline in this forum. Is it possible?

matttbe, Tuesday 16 April 2013 à 14:11 | Quote


Subscription date : 24 January 2009
Messages : 12573
but now I understand it just reads and displays whatever the OS has bookmarked.
Yes, Cairo-Dock tries to only use global settings (and we're using GTK settings by reading this file: ~/.gtk-bookmarks)

BTW, I still don't know what's the proper way to paste images inline in this forum. Is it possible?
Simply by dropping your image on the Drop to Share applet (or by uploading it to a server like uppix.net, imgur, imageshark.us, etc.) and paste the link here

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