Places Center

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Last commit: [41efc611] placesCenter@scollins: Update eu.po (#6071)

Provides an easy-to-read layout to access your places



Places Center

Places Center is a feature-rich, cross-platform Cinnamon applet that provides easy access to all of your most-used places.


  • All entries are file manager independent (which means that they should work for nautilus, nemo, and probably any other file manager as well)
  • Option to display all volumes, or just the ones that are mounted
  • Supports bookmarks (eg. from Nemo)
  • Supports additional user defined places
  • Easy to read layout with multiple columns
  • Ability to set the panel icon and text (symbolic icons supported)
  • Option to show recent documents (click on a recent document to open it; right-click to open the folder that contains it)
  • Quick keyboard access (default super+p)
  • Search tool that allows you to quickly search for files and folders (supports regular expressions)
  • Add middle click to open

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bignexus-1 year ago
Hello, i have a problem... idont know the point for tahe last update... but after 28.4.23 i have a bad issuses for me.. the applet. dont work now... im use Desktop: Cinnamon 5.6.8 - GTK 3.24.33 Distro: Linux Mint 21.1 Vera but after this point ..and im nothing change at the applet its not work.. i can clickt the folder icon on the line its open the screen with the placeses, but the placeses / folders inside dont open at click the place window... i have make a short capture video > so you can see my problem hope yo can help me or repair the isusses. TY for a very nice apptet.. idont want missing it. greeting bigjr
invexx-1 year ago
My favorite applet. Thank you! I'd like to remove all tooltips. How? :)
invexx-1 year ago
Found it. Deleted line 67 in applet.js.
madmint68-2 years ago
hello here I would like you to help me because I love being able to use the Applets Places Center but I would like to know how can we add a really customizable tab or in fact you will have an additional column to be able to put by example of customizable locations instead of adding in the user tab or in the system tab to have the possibility of adding a customizable column with all the locations that we want to add. By the way very nice work, hoping that I made myself understood because I am French, I do not speak English, I use google for that :-) Waiting for your response, have a nice day.
richo-2 years ago
Miclagre-2 years ago
Hello, How to change the name given by the applet (In french = Emplacement). Thanks,
Severga-3 years ago
I've got two partitions on my HDD which are mounted on demand. But when I unmount one of them in this applet, both partitions are unmounted. I think it is not correct...
danfarias07-3 years ago
Love it on Mint 20.1! Wondering if there's a way to dock it on Plank...
mikenest-3 years ago
Very useful, thanks mate!
romi bonetsmueller
romi bonetsmueller-3 years ago
love it! i'm using it: with an command extend (if place.cmd )place.command =.... thats all what i need for my cinnamon .. thank you ...
LinuxOnTheDesktop-3 years ago
Might I ask whether there's a way to get files opened via program's file pickers - especially the picker in SublimeText - to the list of 'recents'? The programs I have in mind use standard file-pickers, not - so far as I can see - their own.
arehtykitna-3 years ago
Very handy little applet, thanks!
martinandersen3d-3 years ago
After using the Super+P, i try to use the arrow keys, to navigate. I don't know if it is my theme, but I can not see what is selected. Same with "mouse over" the items, there is no hover-effect. If this is a bug/feature, then please make it possible to use arrow keys and make it easy to see what is selected, using the keyboard :-)
arehtykitna-3 years ago
It's your chosen theme, that feature works fine for me using numix
LinuxOnTheDesktop-4 years ago
I appreciate this applet and for one feature its right-click-to-open-folder. However, the lack of any means to display *full path* combines with the selectiveness of Mint's 'recent documents' feature to mean that, several times, I've loaded a script other than the one I thought I was - with fairly disastrous results. (You see, I have a syncing folder that contains files with the same leafnames as files elsewhere.) So, please show the full path in a tooltip - or something like that.
Janne-d-Arc-4 years ago
Thanks you, I love it! Although I would have liked an option to remove the icon and only show the text so I can use it as the old "Places" menu of GNOME 2, I tried to set a transparent icon but the space is just too big. I will check the code.
invexx-4 years ago
Great applet. Would great if it was possible to add an option to a custom place which would prompt for admin password.
LinuxOnTheDesktop-4 years ago
Excellent applet. However, it shows the same tooltip as the applet called 'Places' (*sic*). When one is trying to find the right applet to install, that makes things confusing.
Softhints-4 years ago
Great applet and a must in my LM installation. John Hillert instead of using the Custom of the first two columns I'm using Nemo bookmarks with this applet: The only thing what I would like to have is to hide System section as Bechfield mentioned
Beckfield-4 years ago
A very nice applet, but if I turn off every item in the System section, the System column still appears on the dropdown. Can this be corrected?
John Hillert
John Hillert-4 years ago
Applet is great, and it's becoming a permanent feature on my desktop. I was going to request a feature, but I see 'neek' has beaten me to it: a list of user-specified files would be great. Then I could pin all my active Sublime Projects, note files, and macros for easy access.
John Hillert
John Hillert-4 years ago
Ah, I see files can be added in the first two columns. That's actually good enough for my purposes...
claudiux-4 years ago
Now, in the RECENT DOCUMENTS section: - Click on a document opens it, as usual. - Right-click on a document opens the folder containing it.
invexx-5 years ago
Great applet! In previous version FTP site opened in Nemo. Now in the browser. Can it be changed to Nemo again?
neek-5 years ago
Great app. A feature request; would it be possible to add a column where a list of files inside a user-specified directory (or directories) are displayed? E.g., a column for user, a column for system, a column for some files. I'm basically just looking for a way to quickly access apps, that are located in a custom applications folder, from a drop down menu. I find the main Cinnamon menu to be fairly limited, and It would seem to fit this app well. Thanks for maintaining this!
Ivo Andonov
Ivo Andonov-5 years ago
Great applet but it doesn't work anymore - neither in 18.3 nor in 19.1.
LinuxOnTheDesktop-3 years ago
It works for me in Mint 20 Cinnamon, and it worked for me in Mint 19.3 Cinnamon.
timvalen-5 years ago
This was something I missed about gnome. Was happy to have found it. Thanks.
claudiux-6 years ago
Hi Stephen, I was a very satisfied user of Places Center until my favorite places became too many. So I modified applet.js to create a userScrollBox like you did for your recentScrollBox. And I am again a very satisfied user! Should I do a PR on your Cinnamon-Place-Center repo (it does not seem up to date) or on linuxmint / cinnamon-spices-applets? I also made a fr.po file, using poedit.
Stephen Collins
Stephen Collins-6 years ago
hi claudiux, please submit pull requests to the cinnamon-spices-applets repository. I don't maintain my personal repositories anymore. I just haven't got around to deleting them yet.
Leon-6 years ago
This is the applet I was looking for. No issues so far. Very nit-picky suggestion/question: Is it possible to disable the bookmarks showing up in user section (clutter-phobic minimalist here)? This could be a toggle option similar to "show desktop". Or is there a workaround using the custom field? (bit of a linux noob tbh) I like using a custom icon: .../Mint-X/devices/scalable/computer-symbolic.svg
Stephen Collins
Stephen Collins-6 years ago
Hey Leon, glad to hear you like it. I could certainly look into add that option. Do you want to remove all bookmarks, or just the ones that aren't default? (Documents, Music, Pictures, etc are also bookmarks and it might be harder to hide some bookmarks and not others.)
Not showing on the panel, it's on the panel but no icon and such, just see a blip on the panel when adding mint 17.3, Cinnamon 2.8.6 and 2.8.8, please fix, thanks.
Stephen Collins
Stephen Collins-6 years ago
Hi, saying it's broken is not helpful at all. I need more information before I can identify the problem and fix it. Please open a bug report on github as this is not really designed for this. It will prompt you for the majority of the information I will require, and facilitate a much more reliable and speedy communication for additional information and testing.
Howard-6 years ago
Thanks. Nice! It does however seem to significantly slow a system reboot. Cinnamon ver 3.2.7 on Debian Stretch 9.2 on x86-64.
trumpeti100-6 years ago
I have been using it successfully for several years. A very good and necessary applet. Thank you! But after updating to current version (on the date of writing the post) I observe situation: - there are several mounted disks; if click on the "triangle" icon in applet to unmount one of them - all mounted disks become unmounted. Inspect on two machines (with Cinnamon 3.4.6) - similar situation.
Stephen Collins
Stephen Collins-6 years ago
I'm not sure what could be causing the issue. It works fine for me on the latest Cinnamon. I haven't made any significant changes in a while. Certainly nothing that would be related to unmounting drives. Do you see it in Nemo and/or the removable drives applet (included with Cinnamon), or is it only happening with my applet?
invexx-6 years ago
Please disregard my previous msg. Everything's fine.
invexx-6 years ago
I deleted some directories from Home but they're still showing in Places Center. Is there a cached file I could delete? Or how could I refresh? BTW, I use a vertical panel layout and Places Center works perfectly.
invexx-6 years ago
Very nice. Thank you.
Stephen Collins
Stephen Collins-7 years ago
It works in vertical panel for me. Did you make sure it was completely up to date first? It was only added recently.
Valery Levchenko
Valery Levchenko-7 years ago
Great addon, but unfortunately doesn't work in vertical panel layout.