How To: Add Home Icon Quicklist On Ubuntu 11.10

Here is a guide that will add the Videos, Documents, Music, Pictures and Download folders when right clicking on the Home Folder icon in the launcher panel.

First you need to check if the .local/share/applications folder exists. Click on the Home folder icon and press Ctrl+H. Open the .local -> share folders and look for the applications folder. If the applications folder is not there copy+paste the following line in a terminal window:

mkdir ~/.local/share/applications

Now you need to copy the ‘Home Folder’ launcher file to the applications folder, to do this copy+paste the following line in a terminal window (press the SuperKey and type: terminal):

cp /usr/share/applications/nautilus-home.desktop ~/.local/share/applications

When the file is copied you need to edit it so don’t close the terminal window.

To edit the file copy+paste the following line in your terminal window:

sudo gedit ~/.local/share/applications/nautilus-home.desktop

Now look for the following line and delete it:


After deleting the line add the following text to the bottom of the file:

[Videos Shortcut Group]
Exec=nautilus Videos

[Documents Shortcut Group]
Exec=nautilus Documents

[Music Shortcut Group]
Exec=nautilus Music

[Pictures Shortcut Group]
Exec=nautilus Pictures

[Downloads Shortcut Group]
Exec=nautilus Downloads

When done save and close the file then log out and log in again to see the changes.

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