[ubuntu-art] ubuntu side panel

Kyle Hopkins kyle.kopkins at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 13:54:08 UTC 2012


Try right clicking on the icon. When I right click on the Home folder I
get a list of subfolders that I can open. Documents, Downloads, Music,

There are ways to do what you ask. When you right click on an icon the
menu that appears is called a quicklist. These quicklists can be edited
in most cases to add functions that don't appear by default. One way to
do this is by using Ubuntu Tweak, a useful tool that allows you to do
many things. It is not in the default repositories, so you must enable
the repo that it is in. To install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

Open up ubuntu tweak and navigate to admin > quicklist editor. From here
you will be able to add to what appears in the quicklists.

Best of luck.

On 09/11/2012 04:36 AM, Oleguer Canal wrote:
> Hi, it's my first post, please be understanding if I'm wrong. I just
> want to collaborate.
> I don't think that ubuntu side panel is too simple. In fact, in my
> opinion, most of the times simplicity equals to beauty.
> The main problem I find in it is that, the acces to your folders (for
> example) is too slow, and my question is: would it be possible to get
> some icons grouped so that when you pass your mouse over the main icon a
> second panel  appears just next to the first one containing the other
> accesses?
> (for example):
>                       Docs
> my folder    Photos
>                       Music
>                       Videos
> This could also be usefull for aplications such as libreoffice, that
> have diferent programs. Users could save space in the main bar and the
> accesses would be faster.
> We could even let users create their own "folders" so that they can
> group their favourite applications.
> Thank you for the attention.

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