rearrange icons

Bug #443433 reported by Florian Achleitner on 2009-10-05
This bug affects 9 people
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Ubuntu Netbook Remix Launcher

Bug Description

I can no longer rearrange icons in the favorites tab in the current karmic version. In fact thats also not possible in the other tabs, but one can reorder them with the "Main Menu" tool.

Daniel Holbert (dholbert) wrote :

 1) Run gconf-editor (Alt+F2, and type "gconf-editor")
 2) Navigate to /apps/netbook-launcher/favorites. Make sure "favorites" is highlighted.
 3) In the right pane, there should be a key called "favorites_list". Right-click it and choose "Edit key"
 4) This brings up a list of apps -- reorder them as desired. (Selecting a listing and click the "Up" or "Down" buttons.) [ SEE NOTE BELOW]
 5) Once you've gotten the list to your liking, run "killall netbook-launcher" in Alt+F2. (This forces the Netbook Remix to restart and re-read its configuration)
 6) Click the Ubuntu menu-button in the upper-left corner -- that should now bring up Netbook Remix, now with your updated Favorites ordering.

NOTE: In step 4, if you've added custom (non-default) apps to Favorites, they'll be named e.g. "app 0", "app 1", etc. You can see which apps these are by selecting their corresponding entries in the left pane of gconf-editor, inside of "favorites", and looking at what shows up in the right pane. (For me, the "app 0" folder has a key that says "desktop_file" / " /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop". So that means it's the Terminal app.)

Changed in netbook-remix-launcher:
status: New → Confirmed

Just confirming that I am also having this problem on the released version of Karmic (all up to date as of this morning).

It's nice that there's a workaround, but it's not at all user-friendly. This needs to be fixed - this is the kind of feature that people expect. Favourites could even be arranged by usage frequency, but not being arranged at all is annoying.

chuck_d (charlesduffney) wrote :

Issue in Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04

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