July 10, 2009

Add application launcher to GNOME panel script

Google bait since I found myself needing to do this and couldn't find an example anywhere and had to use my brain instead. I hate it when that happens.


# script to add a new application launcher to a GNOME panel

# first define a new object that describes what you want to add
# name of new object.
# set the type of the object
gconftool-2 --type string --set ${newobjectkey}/object_type "launcher-object"
# set were the .desktop file can be found
gconftool-2 --type string --set ${newobjectkey}/launcher_location "/usr/share/applications/MozillaFirefox.desktop"
# number of pixels from the left side of the screen that you want the launcher
# to appear. if you want to define the position from the right set boolean value
# panel_right_stick to true
gconftool-2 --type int --set ${newobjectkey}/position 500
# which panel the object appears on. look at /apps/panel/toplevels/
# using gconf-editor to get list of valid values for your set up.
gconftool-2 --type string --set ${newobjectkey}/toplevel_id "panel_0"

# get the list of objects currently on panels
currentlist=$(gconftool-2 --get $panelobjectlistkey)
# add your new object to list.
gconftool-2 --type list --list-type string --set $panelobjectlistkey "${currentlist/\]/,${objectname}]}"

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