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    edit "Places" menu File Manager

    Is it possible to open the bookmarked places, in the 'Places' menu of the menu bar on the gnome-panel, with a different file manager? Like PCManFM.
    Last edited by agnes; May 5th, 2010 at 12:46 AM.

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    Re: edit "Places" menu File Manager

    You could probably add the same bookmarks to pcmanfm and then open them, or make pcmafm your default file manager.

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    Re: edit "Places" menu File Manager

    I realize I was not really clear... I mean the "Places" menu in the gnome-panel. (Not the Nautilus sidebar.) (Post edited)

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    Re: edit "Places" menu File Manager

    ... and who was talking about the Nautilus side bar?
    This is somewhat old, but you should get the idea.
    http://linuxondesktop.blogspot.com/2...icker-and.html

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    Re: edit "Places" menu File Manager

    I found the secret to editing the Places Menu.
    Find this file in your Home directory:
    .gtk_bookmarks
    Click it to open and you will see all the 'places' that show up.
    Simply delete the ones you do not like and close the file.
    Done.

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    Re: edit "Places" menu File Manager

    You can set a different browser as the default application to open folders, which will affect anything that opens a location, including the Places menu but not including the Desktop. In Nautilus, right click a folder, choose Open With Other Application, find your file manager on the list, and make certain the checkbox is ticked to remember this as the default application.

    I use Thunar for this myself (because it's lighter and visually more compact when I just need to open a location, even if I still need Nautilus for the heavy lifting - just turning off the default browser mode doesn't really solve the problem.)
    I know I shouldn't use tildes for decoration, but they always make me feel at home~

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    Re: edit "Places" menu File Manager

    In 10.04 the file to edit is named ".gtk-bookmarks", a hidden file in the home directory. (The separator is a dash not an underscore,) Its contents on my system are as follows:

    file:///home/joe/Documents
    file:///home/joe/Music
    file:///home/joe/Pictures
    file:///home/joe/Videos

    I was able to modify the file with gedit. In my case the entry for Documents was missing.

    HTH, Joe, K9HDE

    (If this is a viable solution, please mark as "Solved". )

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    Re: edit "Places" menu File Manager

    I am running 11.10 classic and the gtk file no longer exists. Documents has disappeared from my places menu. How can I fix this?

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