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    How do I add the applications I use to the panel?

    [since marking this as solved has eliminated the Xubuntu tag, I'm going to start by saying this is for the Xfce desktop enironment in Xubuntu. Thanks.]

    Particularly LibreOffice?

    I've clicked on the settings to customize the panels, but they don't seem to enable it. I should have tried more things before choosing Xubuntu, but I took this function for granted,
    Last edited by MarjaE; October 17th, 2011 at 05:22 PM.

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    Re: How do I add the applications I use to the panel?

    Go to the Applications, find the app you want and then just drag it to the panel....

    That is how they work in the "Classic" panel.

    Hope this helps

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    Re: How do I add the applications I use to the panel?

    I tried that, but when I try to add, say, LibreOffice Writer, I get the massage "failed to execute default mail reader."

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    Re: How do I add the applications I use to the panel?

    It tries to do "Send to"? That's weird.

    I just dragged Abiword's icon to my panel no problem.
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    Re: How do I add the applications I use to the panel?

    Where did you drag the icon from? Because, lacking an Applications folder, I tried to drag from the applications menu.

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    Re: How do I add the applications I use to the panel?

    Drags no problem from my Applications Menu. Well, here's another thing you can try:

    Run Accessories/Application Finder, then drag icons from that to the panel. Here's a weird bug, though: you may have to drag it off the panel then back to the panel. Make sure you get the mouse cursor with the + in it, then release the mouse button.
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    Re: How do I add the applications I use to the panel?

    You can also add a launcher (right click, add item, it's at the top of the list) and then set the launcher to LibreOffice (right click the launcher, select properties, if I remember correctly, and click on the '+' to add the program you want to launch.

    I also find dragging items to the panel works just fine...

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    Re: How do I add the applications I use to the panel?

    Are you running in Classic mode or Ubuntu or Customised...?????

    I have switched to Classic, don't like the new structure, but I have found that the panes do not allow left or right click. Are you having the same issues?

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    Re: How do I add the applications I use to the panel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonners59 View Post
    Are you running in Classic mode or Ubuntu or Customised...?????

    I have switched to Classic, don't like the new structure, but I have found that the panes do not allow left or right click. Are you having the same issues?
    Xubuntu. So it's slightly different.

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    Re: How do I add the applications I use to the panel?

    Quote Originally Posted by gsmanners View Post
    Drags no problem from my Applications Menu. Well, here's another thing you can try:

    Run Accessories/Application Finder, then drag icons from that to the panel. Here's a weird bug, though: you may have to drag it off the panel then back to the panel. Make sure you get the mouse cursor with the + in it, then release the mouse button.
    Thanks, that worked. I put them on the empty spaces on the ends of the panel and then right-clicked to select the move option.

    Now how do I restore the Xubuntu tag and mark this as solved? I figure marking this as Xubuntu is more important, because of the potential for mix-ups, but marking this as solved wiped the Xubuntu tag.
    Last edited by MarjaE; October 17th, 2011 at 05:21 PM.

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