How can I add a folder to favorites?

Asked by yehoni on 2008-06-06

I'd like to have some direct way to access the folders I use most often, not just the Home folder. Ideally, I'd like to have my nautilus bookmarks loaded in the launcher, but I'll settle for being able to add folders to the launcher's Favorites screen.

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Ubuntu Netbook Remix Launcher Edit question
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2008-06-06
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2010-09-19
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) said : #1

See https://bugs.launchpad.net/netbook-remix-launcher/+bug/238584 . I agree that the inability to make certain folders as favorites in the current build is not ideal. Theoretically, just open your home folder and click the bookmark...only 2 clicks...but I understand that should only be a temporary workaround.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) said : #2

It seems you can drag a folder to the Ubuntu menu icon to add it to your favorites.

It's true, you can drag a folder to the Ubuntu menu icon to add it to your favorites.
A thing that old be nice was the possibility to reorder the favorites icons!

Karl (kgingeri) said : #4

You can re-order and generally reconfig your favorites by going to ~/.gconf/apps/netbook-launcher/favorites and rename directories or editing the %gconf.xml files therein. :)

DavidBriscoe (idbrii) said : #5

You can use something like Artanis' UNRFavorites to reorder your favourites. I've modified it to make it easy to apply your changes. Just install and run like this:

sudo apt-get install git-core
git clone git://github.com/pydave/UNRFavorites.git
python UNRFavorites

Karl (kgingeri) said : #6

Thanks David, but I had Python errors trying to run this.

I have since found a much easier way using gconf-editor (it's worth knowing about anyway)...
a) run 'gconf-editor' via alt+f2 or from shell prompt (it's Gnomes configuration editor and is a GUI app)
b) navigate the tree to: apps -> netbook-launcher -> favorites
c) with 'favorites' selected, double-click the line in the right to edit it
d) select the app you want to re-order and use the up or down buttons to move it - the order is what netbook-launcher uses to display
e) do a 'killall netbook-launcher' via alt+f2 or shell prompt and your favorites will be re-ordered

If most of the apps are numbered (i.e. app-5) then you can find out what they are by clicking on then tree entry on the left panel - do this first and then follow from step 'c)' above.

gconf-editor is great for all kinds of stuff ;vP
:v)

Karl (kgingeri) said : #7

I have since found a much easier way using gconf-editor (it's worth knowing
about anyway)...

   1. run 'gconf-editor' via alt+f2 or from shell prompt (it's Gnomes
   configuration editor and is a GUI app)
   2. navigate the tree to: apps -> netbook-launcher -> favorites
   3. with 'favorites' selected, double-click the line in the right to edit
   it
   4. select the app you want to re-order and use the up or down buttons to
   move it - the order is what netbook-launcher uses to display
   5. do a 'killall netbook-launcher' via alt+f2 or shell prompt and your
   favorites will be re-ordered

If most of the apps are numbered (i.e. app-5) then you can find out what
they are by clicking on then tree entry on the left panel - do this first
and then follow from step '3.' above.

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