Adding LXDE taskbar shortcuts
November 9, 2012 5 Comments
On my LXDE taskbar (which is actually called lxpanel in LXDE), you can see that I have a shortcut for leafpad and one for gedit:
To accomplish that, right click on the taskbar and choose the “Add/Remove Panel items” option. This brings up the “Panel Preference” dialog. From there, go to the “Panel Applets” tab which displays the different elements of your taskbar:
The “Spacer” plugin is just a way to add a separation between the different plugins. On the screenshot above, you can see that my second spacer is “stretched”, which means that all plugins that comes after it (System Tray + Digital Clock in my case) will end up on the right side.
OK, so to add application shortcuts, you need to add the “Application launch bar” plugin to your taskbar. To do this, just click on the “Add” button, select “Application launch bar” in the list of available plugins and put it in the 4th position:
Now select it, click on the “Edit button”: this will display the launch bar configuration dialog. The right side of the dialog displays the applications that are part of your start menu: simply add the ones that you want to the left side of the dialog.
And… that’s it !
Now if you don’t want to use graphical tools, here is the lxpanel configuration file that controls everything: ~/.config/lxpanel/LXDE/panels