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Old 04-07-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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Why can't I put a shortcut of "Documents" on my taskbar?


I tried dragging the Documents icon from the Menu onto the Taskbar and it doesn't work. I was able to drag onto the Desktop and then to the taskbar, but when removing from the Desktop, I can't open the Taskbar shortcut.
 
Old 04-07-2011, 11:36 AM   #2
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KDE, Gnome, XFCE,.. etc.. ?

Which are you using?
 
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:40 PM   #4
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Im not entirely sure why you aren't able to drag it... but if you want a workaround:
  • Right click on a panel
  • Click 'add to panel'
  • Click 'custom application launcher
  • Choose Type 'location
  • Name it 'documents'
  • Type '/home/username/Documents for the location
  • Click OK
 
Old 04-07-2011, 01:04 PM   #5
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What do I keep doing wrong that I get an error when trying to open the created shortcut:
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:06 PM   #6
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Quote:
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What do I keep doing wrong that I get an error when trying to open the created shortcut:
remove the quotes

/home/lwiii/Documents

I assumed that you would remove them from my directions.
 
Old 04-07-2011, 01:39 PM   #7
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No quote, but still the error:
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:45 PM   #8
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Try right-click on Documents
then select add to panel
 
Old 04-07-2011, 01:59 PM   #9
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I tried it and it didn't work.
But you can copy to desktop
 
Old 04-07-2011, 02:11 PM   #10
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Is that a valid path?

Code:
ls -alh /home/lapiii/Documents
Im not sure why it wouldn't work.
 
Old 04-07-2011, 02:15 PM   #11
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Yeah valid, the output of above command:
Code:
total 244K
drwxr-xr-x  4 lapiii lapiii 4.0K 2011-04-07 11:46 .
drwxr-xr-x 62 lapiii lapiii 4.0K 2011-04-07 14:37 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 lapiii lapiii  49K 2011-03-23 12:18 All Prayers in the Bible.txt
-rw-r--r--  1 lapiii lapiii  81K 2011-03-23 12:18 All Prayers.okular
drwx------  3 lapiii lapiii 4.0K 2011-02-21 17:22 My RoboForm Data
drwxr-xr-x  2 lapiii lapiii 4.0K 2011-03-04 11:32 Roboform macros
-rw-r--r--  1 lapiii lapiii  28K 2011-03-14 18:38 Seek (Favorites).odt
-rw-r--r--  1 lapiii lapiii  62K 2011-03-13 19:41 Seek.odt
 
Old 04-07-2011, 02:17 PM   #12
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Is it on panel or desktop?
 
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The file manager 'nautilus' can open in a defined directory.
( Help commands : nautilus --help ( And nautilus --help-sm-client )).

  • Right click on a panel
  • Click 'add to panel'
  • Click 'custom application launcher'
  • Name = Documents
  • Command = nautilus --browser /home/lapii/Documents

..
 
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:11 PM   #14
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@knudfl I tried it & it works so I guess op cn do the same
Learn something everyday
 
Old 04-28-2011, 09:50 AM   #15
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I don't know why it didn't work for me. My solution was to open the Home folder and drag the Documents folder to the taskbar. IThe icon was a black block,so I changed it by clicking on it in Properties of its context menu and I chose drive-harddisk.png from usr > share icons oxygen 128x128 > devices.
 
  


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