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Add "Desktop Toolbar like windows" on Cinnamon

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:24 pm
by fireplex
Hi,

New user here, one thing I cannot figure out is how to add an applet that will popup and display my desktop icons and allow me to launch one of them (I know I can click Show Desktop but I don't always want to minimize all my windows).

I could do this on Windows by creating a Desktop Toolbar on the bottom Taskbar, any equivalent on Cinnamon ?

Thanks!

Re: Add "Desktop Toolbar like windows" on Cinnamon

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:20 pm
by catweazel
fireplex wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:24 pm
New user here, one thing I cannot figure out is how to add an applet that will popup and display my desktop icons and allow me to launch one of them (I know I can click Show Desktop but I don't always want to minimize all my windows).
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/how ... ktop-plank

Re: Add "Desktop Toolbar like windows" on Cinnamon

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:45 am
by sbroccolo
The previous post points you to Plank. It is pretty good, I use it on a machine with Pop!OS running the Budgie DE. Docky is another simple one. I prefer Cairo-Dock as it has a lot more themes and flexibility. No need to go to a ppa, all of these are in the Software Manager. Search on Dock or Plank. There are a few others I haven't tried.

Re: Add "Desktop Toolbar like windows" on Cinnamon

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:10 am
by fireplex
OK thanks, tried Dock & Plank but they need configuring to add each desktop icon you already have.

Anyway, given me some ideas to keep looking.

Re: Add "Desktop Toolbar like windows" on Cinnamon

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:32 am
by Sir Charles
For Plank: you could just drag and drop your Desktop directory on the dock and launch whatever it is inside from there.

Re: Add "Desktop Toolbar like windows" on Cinnamon

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:49 am
by fireplex
Of course, didn't thank of that, that will do it, thanks!

Re: Add "Desktop Toolbar like windows" on Cinnamon

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 6:45 am
by deanr72
Maybe something like Slingscold might be worth playing with? I use it in combination with cairo-dock (see left and right bottom corners of screen):

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