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 ====== How to add a shortcut for opening a directory from a panel ====== ====== How to add a shortcut for opening a directory from a panel ======
   - Right-click on the panel where you want to add the shortcut. This opens a menu for managing the panel.   - Right-click on the panel where you want to add the shortcut. This opens a menu for managing the panel.
-  - Choose "​Add ​new item". This opens a window where you can choose the type of the item you're adding ​to the panel.+  - Choose "​Add ​New Items...". This opens a window where you can choose the type of the item you want to add to the panel.
   - Double-click on "​Launcher"​. This selects the item type "​Launcher";​ it is used to simply launch any program, using a command line.   - Double-click on "​Launcher"​. This selects the item type "​Launcher";​ it is used to simply launch any program, using a command line.
-  - Type a name and description ​for your shortcut, choose an icon. +  ​- Right-click on your newly created launcher and select "​Properties"​ 
-  - In the "command" field, type the command to open the desired directory with your file manager; e.g. "​thunar /​home/​user123/​desired-directory"​. You may want to test the command first in a terminal. +  - Under "​General",​ click "Add a new empty item"​ 
-  - Close.+  ​- Type a name for your shortcut 
 +  - In the "Command" field, type the command to open the desired directory with your file manager; e.g. "​thunar /​home/​user123/​desired-directory"​. You may want to test the command first in a terminal. 
 +  - Fill in any other desired fields, such as adding a comment and icon 
 +  - Click "​Create"​
  
 A new icon should have appeared in the selected panel; when you click on it, the command you typed is executed. A new icon should have appeared in the selected panel; when you click on it, the command you typed is executed.