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Ubuntu 11.04 quick-list for unity launcher


Ubuntu has certainly changed the traditional and conventional ways that once dominated the operating systems with boring desktop environment, apart from its sleek desktop design it also has a lot more core features which makes it ideal for all kinds of users. Its new release 11.04 has made things very easy and handy for users to navigate and run application, this version has been introduced with a blazing fast unity launcher which is very sleek and intelligently designed.

Here are a few quicklist launch scripts that will help you use unity with even more ease.

Home Icon in Unity






1. Open Terminal (Shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + T) and copy-paste the following commands. this will copy the short-cut into your home-folder/.local/share/applications
cp /usr/share/applications/nautilus-home.desktop ~/.local/share/applications       


    2. Opens up the file in gedit

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/nautilus-home.desktop


3. Now replace the content of the file with the following text.
[Desktop Entry]

Name=Home Folder
Comment=Open your personal folder
TryExec=nautilus
Exec=nautilus --no-desktop
Icon=user-home
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=true
Type=Application
Categories=GNOME;GTK;Core;
OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity;
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Bugzilla=GNOME
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Product=nautilus
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Component=general
X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=nautilus

X-Ayatana-Desktop-Shortcuts=Videos;Documents;Music;Pictures;Downloads
[Videos Shortcut Group]
Name=Videos
Exec=nautilus Videos
TargetEnvironment=Unity


[Documents Shortcut Group]
Name=Documents
Exec=nautilus Documents
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Music Shortcut Group]
Name=Music
Exec=nautilus Music
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Pictures Shortcut Group]
Name=Pictures
Exec=nautilus Pictures
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Downloads Shortcut Group]
Name=Downloads
Exec=nautilus Downloads
TargetEnvironment=Unity

 For this to take effect, you will have to login freshly.





Ubuntu Software Center Quicklist



  1. Same as before open Terminal and copy-paste the following commands.
cp /usr/share/applications/ubuntu-software-center.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/


 2.Open and edit the file using Gedit.

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/ubuntu-software-center.desktop     
 


3. Now copy-paste the following lines towards the bottom of the file (after the line X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=software-center )
X-Ayatana-Desktop-Shortcuts=SoftwareProperties;SoftwareSources;

[SoftwareProperties Shortcut Group]
Name=Update Manager
Exec=update-manager -c %u
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[SoftwareSources Shortcut Group]
Name=Add/Edit PPAs
Exec=gksu software-properties-gtk
TargetEnvironment=Unity                                                                 

   For this to take effect, you will have to login freshly.






Banshee Quicklist




 1. Same as before open Terminal and copy-paste the following commands.
cp /usr/share/applications/banshee.desktop ~/.local/share/applications           


2. Open and edit the file using Gedit.

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/banshee.desktop



  3. Copy-paste the following lines towards the bottom of the file.
X-Ayatana-Desktop-Shortcuts=Play;Pause;Stop;Previous;Next;Preferences

[Play Shortcut Group]
Name=Play
Exec=banshee --play
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Pause Shortcut Group]
Name=Pause
Exec=banshee --pause
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Stop Shortcut Group]
Name=Stop
Exec=banshee --stop
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Previous Shortcut Group]
Name=Previous
Exec=banshee --previous
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Next Shortcut Group]
Name=Next
Exec=banshee --next
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Preferences Shortcut Group]
Name=Preferences
Exec=banshee --show-preferences
TargetEnviroment=Unity
For this to take effect, you will have to login freshly.





Chromium Browser Quicklist





1. Copy the below code to terminal.
cp /usr/share/applications/chromium-browser.desktop ~/.local/share/applications       


 2. Open and edit the file using Gedit.

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/chromium-browser.desktop
 
3. Copy-paste the following lines towards the bottom of the file.
X-Ayatana-Desktop-Shortcuts=NewWindow;Incognito;

[NewWindow Shortcut Group]
Name=New Window
Exec=chromium-browser
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Incognito Shortcut Group]
Name=New incognito window
Exec=chromium-browser --incognito
TargetEnvironment=Unity
For this to take effect, you will have to login freshly.





Quicklist for Terminal

 


1. Copy the below code to terminal.
cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop ~/.local/share/applications       
 

2. Open and edit the file using Gedit.

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop
 


3. Find(Ctrl + f) the following line from the file.
OnlyShowIn=GNOME;


4.Replace it with the following line.
OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity;
 

5.Now, simply copy-paste the following lines towards the bottom of the file.
X-Ayatana-Desktop-Shortcuts=NewWindow;NewTab;Top;Root;

[NewWindow Shortcut Group]
Name=New Window
Exec=gnome-terminal --window
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[NewTab Shortcut Group]
Name=New Tab
Exec=gnome-terminal --tab
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Root Shortcut Group]
Name=Root Terminal
Exec=gksudo gnome-terminal
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Top Shortcut Group]
Name=Top
Exec=gnome-terminal --command top
TargetEnvironment=Unity
 
6.  Close all Terminal windows, right-click on Terminal launcher icon and untick 'Keep In Launcher' option

7. Finally, browse to the home/user/.local/share/applications/ from Nautilus file browser and simply drag and drop the new Terminal launcher(file name: gnome-terminal.desktop) onto the Unity Launcher. Done.




 
LibreOffice Launcher Quicklist




1. copy paste the below code on to your terminal. 
cp /usr/share/applications/libreoffice-startcenter.desktop ~/.local/share/applications


2. Open and edit the file using Gedit.
gedit ~/.local/share/applications/libreoffice-startcenter.desktop
 


 3. Copy-paste the following lines towards the bottom of the file.
##Start of shortcut menu
##List of shortcuts
X-Ayatana-Desktop-Shortcuts=Writer;Impress;Calc;Math;Draw

##Define Shortcuts
[Writer Shortcut Group]
Name=Writer
Exec=libreoffice -writer %U
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Impress Shortcut Group]
Name=Impress
Exec=libreoffice -impress %U
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Calc Shortcut Group]
Name=Calc
Exec=libreoffice -calc %U
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Math Shortcut Group]
Name=Math
Exec=libreoffice -math %U
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Draw Shortcut Group]
Name=Draw
Exec=libreoffice -draw %U
TargetEnvironment=Unity
##End of shortcut menu

4. Finally navigate to home/user/.local/share/applications from Nautilus and drag and drop the LibreOffice desktop file(libreoffice-startcenter.desktop) into the launcher.





Note: If you are unable to find some of the launcher shortcuts we created open nautilus and go to home-folder/user/.local/shared/applications and drag and drop the shortcut to your dock (.local folder is a hidden folder, to view it you will have to enable show hidden files under nautilus.)







5 comments:

Kurt said...

If you want a quicklist like the one posted for Chromium for Google Chrome, follow the same instructions, but every place you see "chromium-browser" replace it with "google-chrome"

Srinivas Gowda said...

If you want a quicklist like the one posted for Chromium for Google Chrome, follow the same instructions, but every place you see "chromium-browser" replace it with "google-chrome"

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