I’m specifically interested in adding folders (downloads, music, etc.) to the favorites section so I can just click straight to them without opening Nemo or Thunar first
Have not been using Xfce for a good while so I am not sure if that would be possible or not.
But as an alternative, you could use a panel plugin which can do what you have in mind, I think:
It’s in AUR:
yay -Si xfce4-places-plugin :: Querying AUR... Repository : aur Name : xfce4-places-plugin Keywords : None Version : 1.8.1-1 Description : Places menu plugin for the Xfce panel URL : http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/panel-plugins/xfce4-places-plugin AUR URL : https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xfce4-places-plugin Groups : None Licenses : GPL2 Provides : None Depends On : libnotify xfce4-panel Make Deps : intltool Check Deps : None Optional Deps : None Conflicts With : None Maintainer : jskier Votes : 93 Popularity : 0.000000 First Submitted : Sat 13 Feb 2010 12:27:48 PM CET Last Modified : Mon 12 Aug 2019 04:44:16 PM CEST Out-of-date : No
To add a link to e. g. “Music”, do the following
- Run the following from the terminal
sh -c ' cat > ~/.local/share/applications/open-music-folder.desktop <<- "EOF" [Desktop Entry] Name=Open Music Folder Exec=xdg-open Music Icon=folder Categories=Other; EOF '
This will create a new menu entry called “Open Music Folder” in the “Other” category.
Just right click on it and choose “Add to Favorites”.
Great. I’ll try that next time I’m on XFCE
Hey, that worked. So if I want to do it with any other folder, I just put the name of whatever folder it is instead of “music”?
Edit: I tried it with my work folder and it worked.
It only saves me one extra click but I had gotten so used to it with the arc menu extension on Gnome. Thanks a lot
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