Gnome Shell

drago01 drago01 at
Fri Jan 28 11:40:01 UTC 2011

2011/1/28 "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" <johannbg at>:
> I just got 2 minor usage issues
> How to I go about adding something to the top panel?

You don't, panel-applets are no longer supported (and aren't part of
the design).

> I'm used to have "System Monitor" Displaying various resource usage up
> there ( cpu memory network swap space etc )

Stuff like this is supposed to be done via extensions (similar to
firefox extension), there is a system monitor extension in the
gnome-shell-extensions git repo.

> How do I create a custom launcher which I can then add to "Favourites"
> or any of the menus ( Accessories, Games etc )?

There is no UI for custom launchers, you'd have to dump them in
.local/share/applications (the .desktop files)
as for adding stuff out of the menus just go to "Applications" and
either drag  the icon to the dash (the dock on the left)
or use "Rightclick -> Add to Favorites"

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