Linux, Tips and TricksLinux Mint adding launcher to Panel

Linux Mint adding launcher to Panel

Just go here and add a launcher – enjoy 🙂

  • /usr/share/cinnamon/applets/ 
  • run the file  /usr/share/cinnamon/applets/ 
  • a nice GUI window should open up and allow you to add the launcher with the Name and Icon
  • if there is an error, check the permissions on the .py file

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  1. Fred

    April 16, 2016 10:25 am

    So where is the mysterious "" file to be found?
    1. April 16, 2016 3:01 pm

      @Fred it should be located in the same folder : /usr/share/cinnamon/applets/
      1. Falsk

        August 5, 2016 11:16 am

        Looks like it's gone in the newest version of Cinnamon... There are three files: applet.js metadata.json settings-schema.json
  2. Mark

    August 17, 2013 10:46 pm

    Thanks Naveen, worked like a charm. Why I can't just drag & drop a launcher from the desktop to the panel is just a mystery to me!
    1. August 18, 2013 1:27 am

      i wondered the same - mint is supposed to be more user friendly than any other distro - but you can only expect so much from linux - if its too easy, then its not linux :)

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