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QLE Unity Quicklist Editor is a solution to easily and quickly edit (Ubuntu) Unity Quicklists (static section).
Although the editor is mainly developped and tested on 12.04, it should work on earlier versions of Unity as well.

Features

Editing options include:
- adding commands
- adding dividers
- adding LibreOffice applications (from a list, to any quicklist)
- adding shortcuts to applications (creating grouped quicklists from an application list that is presented)
- adding directories
- adding virtual boxes (from a list that is presented)
- adding url's
- renaming existing entries
- changing the command of an existing entry
- moving entries up or down in the quicklist
- importing entries from textfiles or other quicklists* (experimental)
- removing entries
- resetting the quicklist to as it was before QLE editor was installed
- creating new quicklists
- removing standalone quicklists

Additionally, the editor recognizes and corrects some properties of quicklists that might cause problems (like no ";" at the end of the entry line). The editor recognizes and edits both "old" (<12.04) and "new" style desktop files.
"standalone" desktop files (made by the user, not representing an application) are recognized and listed, and can be edited like any quicklist.

Tip:
When an icon (quicklist) is edited for the first time, a re- login might be necessary to see the effect. Afterwards the changes will effect immediately.

Install QLE Unity Quicklist Editor in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

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

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4 Comments to “QLE Unity Quicklist Editor”

  1. John HaRT says:

    I installed Quick List Editor and it would not open. I re-installed QLE , and it still would n ot open.

    My system is Ubuntu 12.04LTS and I installed the amd64.deb file.

    What is missing? Or why doesn’t it work?

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  2. John HaRT says:

    john@Eagle:~$ qle_actions.py
    john@Eagle:~$ qle_applicationdata.py
    john@Eagle:~$ qle_interface.py
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/bin/qle_interface.py”, line 2209, in
    Interface()
    File “/usr/bin/qle_interface.py”, line 572, in __init__
    self.buildup_interface()
    File “/usr/bin/qle_interface.py”, line 575, in buildup_interface
    self.directory_setup()
    File “/usr/bin/qle_actions.py”, line 290, in directory_setup
    os.mkdir(self.local_directory)
    OSError: [Errno 17] File exists: ‘/home/john/.local/share/applications/’
    john@Eagle:~$

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  3. John Hart says:

    From the above it looks like some errors in the application code.

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  4. Jacob says:

    Hi John, it means on your system, there is a file named “applications” in ~/.local/share, which should not be there, as it is the default location for a folder named “applications”, containing the local versions of .desktop files.
    The presence of the file prevents the editor of creating the folder.
    see also https://bugs.launchpad.net/jonb.homelauncher/+bug/1063898

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