Is it possible to add custom links to the Whisker menu?

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:

https://docs.xfce.org/panel-plugins/xfce4-places-plugin/start

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
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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”.

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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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