Friday, February 14, 2014

Editing the Places Menu Launcher in XFCE

If you recently upgraded to Linux Mint 16, you may have noticed that your Places menu no longer has links to the Videos, Documents, Downloads etc. folders.

To customize, simply create a file called .gtk-bookmarks in your home directory, with text such as the following:

file:///home/a/Documents Documents
file:///home/a/Videos Videos
file:///home/a/Downloads Downloads
file:///home/a/Pictures Pictures

You can create a shortcut to any destination.

Tested on Mint 16

EDIT March 2, 2016: Using Ubuntu 14.04 / Linux Mint 17+? Create a file called bookmarks in ~/.config/gtk-3.0 using the format noted above. If the directory doesn't exist, you can create it.

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