Default Launchers for Natty Narwhal

Jari Rahkonen jari.rahkonen at
Thu Jan 20 13:54:52 UTC 2011

19.01.2011 16:05, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
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> On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 10:54:02 +0200
> Jari Rahkonen<jari.rahkonen at>  wrote:
>> 19.01.2011 01:26, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
>>> On 01/19/2011 01:18 AM, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
>>>> 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...
>> Does dragging from xfce4-appfinder work? Should be more intuitive, and
>> the Application Finder can be found in the menu. Plus this should work
>> for adding launchers to both the desktop and the panel. Doesn't work
>> with the 4.6 panel and I can't test this with 4.8 right now but I
>> remember someone writing about this on xfce4-dev.
>> - Jari
> Dragging from Application Finder does create the launcher on the panel,
> but not on the desktop.
> - --
> Charlie Kravetz

That's funny. A regression on xfdesktop's part even. You see, on 
10.10/4.6 dragging to the desktop seems to work but I think dragging to 
the panel is a new feature in 4.8.

- Jari

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