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Directory Menu

The Directory Menu panel plugin allows you to set and view a directory from your panel. This is useful if you would like to quickly access a specific directory and view its contents without starting a file manager.


Directory Menu properties dialog


The following options allow you to choose how the Directory Menu plugin displays a directory.

Base Directory
Sets the directory folder that the Directory Menu plugin will start from.
Sets the icon that will be displayed in the panel.


The following options allow you to filter which files the Directory Menu plugin displays.

File Pattern
Enter a list of patterns to determine which files are visible in a directory. If you specify more than one pattern here, the list items must be separated with semicolons (e.g. *.txt;*.doc).
Show Hidden Files
Displays hidden files when browsing directories.

Style Properties

You can set a custom icon size in gtk-icon-sizes with the name panel-directory-menu. The default icon size is 16px. Special widget name in this plugin is directorymenu-button.

See the section Theming for more information.