View Full Version : Creating a Desktop Shortcut to the "More" icon in the Apps menu
12-12-2009, 11:38 PM
Is there anyway to create a desktop shortcut to the "More" icon in the Applications Menu ?
That way, instead of having to press the Applications Menu icon on the top left, then press More on the bottom right, I can just click on the desktop shortcut and go straight to that 2nd page of Apps in the application menu.
If the shortcut could use the same "More" icon, that would be nice.
EDIT: See Brainstorm here: http://maemo.org/community/brainstorm/view/enabling_fast_access_to_2nd_screen_of_apps_in_apps _menu/
12-13-2009, 07:56 PM
60 views and no replies.....I take it this can't be done ?
Do I file a Bugzilla enhancement or create a Brainstorm ?
not a bug, but definitely something to brainstorm about^^
12-15-2009, 09:42 AM
12-15-2009, 10:51 AM
should be moved to brainstorm then, shouldn't it? gets more attention there. ;)
and Zelig87, you might want to add a link to this thread in brainstorm if you can.
12-15-2009, 05:20 PM
should be moved to brainstorm then, shouldn't it?
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maybe this brainstorm helps too
Creating folders in the Applications screen and on Desktop
and it's already under consideration
the menu entry can be found in "/usr/share/appications/hildon/applications.directory"
hope this helps a bit
12-15-2009, 09:11 PM
is there anything that would allow me to put a shortcut straight to the menu on my desktop? at the moment we currently hasve to go in the top left corner and then select task manager and then the menu?i want a direct menu shortcut.any ideas?
12-15-2009, 11:28 PM
You can't do it currently.
There is a brainstorm idea already opened for it.
12-16-2009, 01:44 AM
I proposed a new solution. Basically a key combination, just like the task manager's key combination.
12-16-2009, 02:37 AM
Zelig87, you might want to add a link to this thread in brainstorm if you can.
Brainstorm updated with a link to this thread.
02-08-2010, 12:51 AM
In the next firmware update after PR1.1 there won't be "More.." anymore so this brainstorm now becomes invalid.
All applications will be packed into a single scrollable screen.
03-27-2010, 07:26 PM
Eliminating "More.." (which hasn't happened yet), does not invalidate the request for a shortcut from the desktop to the "More.." menu. It just changes the request to "a shortcut to the application menu.
The problem is, there is no way to skip the 'running apps" screen and jump directly to the applications menu. Or better yet, a way to jump from the desktop to a sub-menu below the applications menu.
03-27-2010, 09:08 PM
And since this thread is about being able to create a custom shortcut. Perhaps, that is what we could focus on. User defined shortcuts that use an icon cache that can be easily added to or managed by a casual user.
Now that the novelty of having a mini web page icon for pages saved to the desktop has worn off, I would much rather have the screen real estate back. For instance, if I could user a smaller "news" shortcut icon to open the browser with the page I use for news, or web mail, or the effect of gamma rays, etc.
Configuration that would be pretty much like how shortcuts were defined in Andrew Olmsted's (fiferboy) (http://maemo.org/profile/view/fiferboy/) most excellent Diablo app, Personal Menu v0.9-6 (http://maemo.org/downloads/product/OS2008/personal-menu/)
Except these shortcuts could be kept on the actual desktop instead of confined within the enviroment of an app.
Hell, even if Personal Menu was brought over to Maemo5, that could solve both mine and the OP's requests. I could use it to corral my web pages to be just one additional click away and Zelig87 could use it to contain the apps found in "more" to be one less click away.
Perhaps we all should try to contact fiferboy (https://garage.maemo.org/projects/personal-menu/) to see what we each could do to help make that happen. :)
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