The necessary information is all there. If you look at the first image in section 11, you see the only way to the panel (taskbar) is via an application desktop file through the Main Menu. To get a desktop file, you need an exec
. To get an exec for a place
, you need a simple bash script, which is basically just identifying the launcher (pcmanfm, firefox, chromium-browser, lxpanelctl, etc). Once you create the desktop file and put it in one of the menu directories (for example, /usr/share/applications), you have it in the menu like an application (you can make it invisible there if you don't want places cluttering up your applications menu). Now add it to the panel in the usual way for adding applications (see section 4). I showed an example, places.sh
, of a bash script for simultaneously launching 2 external hard drives named hitachi
near the end of section 11. There I was illustrating a desktop link, so I put the desktop file in my Desktop Directory. I could just as well have placed it in /usr/share/applications to make it available to create a panel link. Or you can put it in both places and have 2 links. You can also link places to the Openbox (right click) menu described in Section 3 and have 3 links. Of course, you identify only 1 storage in your bash script if you only want one at a time to open. Anything Pcmanfm opens (for example, trash, applications 2-dimensional menu as in the picture, etc) can be linked to the panel, or desktop or openbox menu, in this way.
The last part of section 9 explains how to add new categories to the main menu. You could add a category called Places
, point all the places desktop files to it and have a section of places in the Main Menu. It is all stable and really beautiful - only with LXDE!