Default Launchers for Natty Narwhal

Jarno Suni jarno.ilari.suni at
Tue Jan 18 23:47:22 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 1:26 AM, Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at> wrote:
> On 01/19/2011 01:18 AM, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
>> On Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:52:16 -0800
>> John Alfred Nathanael Chee <cheecheeo at> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 15:14, Charlie Kravetz
>> > <cjk at> wrote:
>> >> Hash: SHA1
>> > ...
>> >> To start with, I think we should have have a launcher for the
>> >> web-browser, email client, Abiword, Thunar (places if it exists), and
>> >> Application Finder.
>> >>
>> >> This is open to discussion, and we would like to know what others
>> >> think.
>> > I haven't checked out an image of Natty but these are my thoughts:
>> > Web browser, Thunar (home folder), and a help icon. The help icon
>> > would spawn a web browser window pointing to a page (online or
>> > offline) with step by step (ideally with screen shots) instructions on
>> > how to add new launchers to the panel.
>> Natty only:
>> Think simplified now. To add a launcher to the desktop, drag it from
>> the menu and name it. To add a launcher to the panel,
>> open /usr/share/applications in Thunar, right-click the menu item you
>> want on the panel, left-click "Open with...", left-click create
>> launcher on panel.
> To be honest, I still think a lot of people need help with "Open
> /usr/share/applications" and finding the correct application...

Yes, and what if user wants to create a launcher for some command for
which there does not exist a menu item?

I used to create launcher for guest session, that is command
/usr/share/gdm/guest-session/guest-session-launch provided that
gdm-guest-session is installed, but according to my tests on Lucid, it
does not work anymore, or at least I was unable to return from guest
session to the session from which guest session was launched from.

IMO Xubuntu's ability to save session reduces need for panels
launchers. Personally I use one panel only to get more space for
applications. Grouping would be nice default for Task list.


More information about the xubuntu-devel mailing list