How to have a Places indicator menu in Ubuntu system tray

Last Updated on April 18, 2021 by admin

While accessing various locations on your Ubuntu system isn't exactly a difficult task, it's always good to have an easier way out wherever possible. So, in this tutorial, we will quickly discuss how you can have a specific indicator menu for even more easy access to the locations of your choice.

Please note that all commands and instructions mentioned here have been tested on Ubuntu 16.04LTS.

Places & Files indicator

Yes, that's the name of the tool. To download and install it, execute the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vlijm/placesfiles
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install placesfiles

Once done, launch the tool through Unity Dash:


You should see the following icon in your system tray:


Click it, and you'll see that the menu contains links to several locations on your system:


Click any of these, and the location will open up in your file browser.

Here're the preference options the tool offers:

For more information on the tool, head to the following link.

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