Re: Problem adding a second launcher to the panel
On Wednesday 04 January 2012 13:16:42 Scott Ferguson wrote:
> On Squeeze I'd like to add a second instance of the Application Launcher
> Menu that just consists of entries from a subdirectory on the default
> Application Launcher Menu.
> The standard Application Launcher Menu is not set to Kickoff Menu Style.
> 1. Unlock Widgets
> 2. Navigate the default Application Launcher Menu to the Internet
> directory, and then to the custom directory below it called "Remote".
> 3. Right-click on the "Remote" entry and select "Add to Panel" from the
> drop-down menu.
> A new instance of an Application Launcher Menu then appears on the Panel.
> All good so far - and the second instance of the Application Launcher
> Menu has the icon from the "Remote" directory, and is not in Kickoff
> Menu Style.
> Problem A - apart from the icon and location, the second Application
> Launcher Menu is identical to the first - instead of just being the
> subdirectory of Internet.[*1]
> Problem B - editing the second Application Launcher Menu results in
> changes to both menus... I want to keep the original, full, Application
> Launcher Menu *and* have a different, second, Application Launcher Menu
> that displays a subset of the first menu.
> I've tried other launchers - but couldn't work out how to add them to
> the menu, and they didn't have the functionality or the layout I wanted.
> All that's desired is a simple laucher consisting of a single menu with
> half a dozen entries for various remote sessions (vpn, ssh, rdp, vnc etc).
> Adding those entries to the Panel is not an option as the Panel is
> already filled with the most commonly used Applications.
> I don't want things on the "desktop" - it's something I expect to see
> only briefly when starting the first application in an Activity.
I think you can just add a folder view to the panel, pointing to a folder
containing links to those sessions.
If you are looking for a second menu containing an entire subdirectory of the
main menu, you can do that with lancelot by dragging the subdirectory to the
panel from lancelot, and selecting shelf.