|QLE Unity Quicklist Editor
QLE Unity Quicklist Editor is a solution to easily and quickly edit (Ubuntu) Unity Quicklists (static section).
Although the editor is mainly developped and tested on 12.04, it should work on earlier versions of Unity as well.
by means of ppa:
run in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vlijm/qle
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qle
Debian installer download:
Editing options include:
- adding commands
- adding dividers
- adding LibreOffice applications (from a list, to any quicklist)
- adding shortcuts to applications (creating grouped quicklists from an application list that is presented)
- adding directories
- adding virtual boxes (from a list that is presented)
- adding url's
- renaming existing entries
- changing the command of an existing entry
- moving entries up or down in the quicklist
- importing entries from textfiles or other quicklists* (experimental)
- removing entries
- resetting the quicklist to as it was before QLE editor was installed
- creating new quicklists
- removing standalone quicklists
Additionally, the editor recognizes and corrects some properties of quicklists that might cause problems (like no ";" at the end of the entry line). The editor recognizes and edits both "old" (<12.04) and "new" style desktop files.
"standalone" desktop files (made by the user, not representing an application) are recognized and listed, and can be edited like any quicklist.
When an icon (quicklist) is edited for the first time, a re- login might be necessary to see the effect. Afterwards the changes will effect immediately.
The editor's main window
The Unity Quicklist Editor comes with a database of commonly used applications. This database can easily be supplemented by the user with installed applications. The list of applications shows only applications from this database that are actually installed on the system (no matter if the application's icon is locked in the launcher or not). Additionally, also standalone quicklists (if any) in the directory: ~/.local/share/applications are listed in the list and can be editeded likewise.
When an application is selected from the list, its current entries will show in the listbox at the right. These entries can be edited (name or command) with the "pencil" -button, or moved up or down with the arrow keys. New entries can be created by pushin the "+" -button, that will show a number of options.
The editor's main window
type one or two of the first characters of the application to make a selection
Search an application by typing a few characters
Add your own applications to the list
To edit an application's quicklist that is not in the database, add the application to the list with the Manager - menu (Manager > Add your application).
Add applications to the database
Remove standalone (possibly "orphans") from the applications- list
Adding new entries
Add a libreOffice module to the quicklist
Editing existing entries
Edit a command of an existing entry
From the "Manager" menu, choose "create new", fill in at least the necessary fields (*). After you press "ok", the new quicklist will appear in the launcher, ready to be edited. Use the browser (click on the folder icon) to choose (browse to-) the icon you want to use.
The browser window
Create a standalone quicklist
For various tasks, like creating directory shortcuts or choosing files, the file / directory browser window is available, through the folder icon in the dialoque windows. The browser has various options:
Resetting a quicklist
When you use the editor for the first time, it creates a backup of the current quicklist. If you manually edited the quicklist before, the edited quicklist will be backed up. Use the reset option to restore the quicklist as it was before you used the quicklist editor for the first time.