Sunday, March 3, 2013

[HOW TO] Add Application Launcher to Xfce's Panel

A application launcher is a little icon on Xfce's panel that launches an application when it's clicked. Lets see one way to add a launcher to the panel.

Some application launchers on Xfce's Panel
Some application launchers on Xfce's Panel

Add application launcher

  1. Right-click on panel then open Panel Preferences
  2. On the Items tab click the Add new item button.
  3. Select Launcher, click Add then Close.
  4. The launcher will be added to the bottom of the items list. Select it and click the Edit Item button.
  5. Click the Add item to Launcher button.
  6. Select the application and click Add.
  7. When you return to the panel's list of items you can move the launcher up and down, thus moving it left or right on the panel.

11 comments:

  1. It looks a little bit complicated.
    To add an application to a panel, I simply lauch the Applications Finder windows (alt+F2) and drag and drop to the panel the applications I want. (you will see a little red line before releasing the mouse button).

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    1. As I said: it's one of the ways of creating a launcher. Thanks for telling us yours.

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    2. That's... Interesting (!); I wonder since what version this had been around, nice ( http://i.imgur.com/1HWgRS3.png ); was -so- cluless, thanks!..;) :)

      Btw., before you destroy your Panel, you can "Backup and restore" it (16.04 LTS) @http://i.imgur.com/rm2oIHQ.png

      w00t! ;dP

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  2. thank you very much!

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    1. Don't stop posting new articles for Xubuntu. I own website related with linux tutorials & linux news and finding your website to be very attractive. I've always loved Kubuntu but never tried Xubuntu and yesterday one friend of my mine told me to give it a try and I did, since then it's installed on my main computer. I really like that it's highly customizable, reminds to arch and most elements to KDE but in the same time all menus reminds me to Debian - kinda distro 3 in 1 (arch,debian,kubuntu) :D

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    2. I'm glad you liked this blog and Xubuntu as well.

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  3. Hello, Wilson. A month without a new post in this blog. I hope you'll fine!

    I'm very happy because I leart how to use Ubuntu One in Xubuntu because of your help. Now, I'm asking for something else. I discovered a great software: RedNotebook. Unfortunately, it doesn't bring synchronisation between two computers. I don't know where I read that it could be possible to sync using Ubuntu One, but any tutorial of how to do it. Do you know if is it possible? If so, could you do a tutorial for this?

    Carlos-Xfce

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    1. RedNotebook uses ~/.rednotebook/data as its default notes location. To synchronize notes add this directory to Ubuntu One. I'll write a more comprehensive explanation as availability arises.

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    2. Hi, Wilson.

      As always, thanks for your answer. I'll be waiting for that explanation.

      Carlos-Xfce

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