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    Lost panel custom launchers under gnome

    After upgrade to 12.04, the Unity toolbar has the custom launchers I had added to gnome panels under 10.04. When I go to gnome classic however, the panels aren't there, and there are no launchers.

    I would like to resurrect them in gnome classic, or at least see the code I put in the command line of the launchers.

    Where is that information stored? Is there a way to see launcher properties in Unity? Under gnome, you can edit the launcher's command. If I could do the same under Unity, I could at least see how I configured those launchers and then redo them.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Lost panel custom launchers under gnome

    Your now on gnome3 and I would guess that your launchers are lost and need to be reinstalled.

    Try reinstalling "gnome-panel" to bring back those missing panels in Classic.

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    Re: Lost panel custom launchers under gnome

    Gnome 3 Classic uses a completely different panel than Gnome 2 from 10.04. In Gnome 3 classic you can access panel properties and the add to panel menu with Alt + Right Click or Super Key + Alt + Right Click.
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    [Solved] Re: Lost panel custom launchers under gnome

    Thanks for you comments.

    I got the panels working, and then poked around some more and found /home/me/.gnome2/panel2.d/default/launchers. And voilą! my old panel launchers. I just dragged and dropped them on to my new panels and revoilą! I'm good.

    Another success story for blind poking around in configuration files! Of course, it could have had a terrible ending...

    I do wonder why they are lost in gnome3 but not in Unity...

    Probably an upgrade issue, that Unity handles better than gnome.

    Again, many thanks for your suggestions.

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