Jul 26, 2016

Access Files, Directories And Make Remote Connections From The Top Unity Bar With Rocket Menu (AppIndicator)

Rocket Menu is an AppIndicator for opening files, directories, and making connections to remote servers via Nautilus.

Rocket Menu indicator

Think of Rocket Menu as a bookmark menu that sits in your top Unity bar, which allows accessing multiple resources from the same menu.

The app supports adding entries for files, directories, websites and remote connections. These can be added to Rocket Menu from its Connections Editor, which can be accessed from indicator menu ("Edit Connections"). You'll have to click "Apply" after making any changes via Connections Editor, for the changes to show up in the AppIndicator menu.

Note that opening remote connections only works with Nautilus.

Install Rocket Menu

The Rocket Menu indicator icon is broken in non-Unity desktops. Also, the package depends on Unity. So only install Rocket Menu package if you're using Unity!

Rocket Menu is available in a PPA for Ubuntu 16.04. Add the PPA and install it using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:corenominal/rocket-menu
sudo apt update
sudo apt install rocket-menu gir1.2-gtk-3.0 gir1.2-pango-1.0 gir1.2-notify-0.7

If you don't want to add the PPA or you're using a different Ubuntu version, download the deb from HERE or grab the source from GitHub. After installing the deb, use the command below to install the missing dependencies (they may already be installed, but just in case):
sudo apt install gir1.2-gtk-3.0 gir1.2-pango-1.0 gir1.2-notify-0.7

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